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Nic Ladds 6th Aug 2009 - 12:57

French Ligue 1: Opta Facts 8-9 August

 

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

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August 8-9

August 8

Auxerre-Sochaux

  • Auxerre have won their previous three home fixtures in the league.
  • Auxerre were the second best defence at home last season, conceding only 12 goals in 19 matches.
  • Sochaux have kept only one clean sheet in their last 21 away fixtures in Ligue 1.
  • Auxerre won 89% of the matches when they opened the scoring in the last term - a league-high.
  • No team received more red cards than Sochaux last season in the top flight - six.
  • Auxerre's Ireneuzs Jelen has scored six goals in his last five league appearances.

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Grenoble-Marseille

  • Marseille were the most prolific attack last season in the top flight - 67 goals.
  • Grenoble scored the fewest goals last season in Ligue 1 - only 24.
  • Marseille have won their last eight away matches in the league - a record in the top flight.
  • Grenoble have never won against Marseille in the top division (three defeats, one draw).
  • Marseille put seven goals past Grenoble over their two encounters last season in the league.
  • 67% of Grenoble goals last season came in the second half of matches - a league-high.

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Le Mans-Lyon

  • Lyon have won in the opening fixtures of the past five seasons.
  • Lyon have a 90% success rate against Le Mans in the league (nine wins in 10 matches).
  • Le Mans had the second worst home record last season in the league (22 points).
  • Lyon won 13 matches by at least a two-goal margin last season in the league, a record in 2008/09.
  • Le Mans have failed to win their last six league matches - currently the longest run in Ligue 1.

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Monaco-Toulouse

  • Toulouse have been defeated in the opening match in the last three seasons.
  • Monaco have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven home fixtures in Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have only managed to beat Toulouse once in their last seven league encounters.
  • Toulouse have scored seven goals in their last three visits at Louis II in the top flight.
  • André-Pierre Gignac scored 53% of Toulouse's goals last season in the league.
  • Toulouse were the league's best defence last term, with only 27 goals conceded in 38 fixtures.

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Montpellier-Paris SG

  • PSG have failed to win the opening fixture in the last three seasons.
  • Montpellier were the best attack in the second division last season with 61 goals scored.
  • New PSG manager Antoine Kombouaré - who joined from Valenciennes - has not won an away match in the league since August 2007.
  • Paris SG have failed to score more than one goal in their previous seven away matches in the league.
  • Montpellier have taken seven points from Paris SG's last three visits in the top flight (two wins, one draw).

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Rennes-Boulogne-sur-Mer

  • Rennes lost only one home match last season in all competitions.
  • Rennes have failed to win the opening fixture of the last four seasons.
  • This will be Boulogne's first ever match in the top flight.
  • No team drew more games than Rennes last season in Ligue 1 - 16.
  • Rennes' Mickaël Pagis scored the only hat trick last season in the league.
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer's Grégory Thil was top scorer of the second division last season - 18 goals.
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer had the best away record last season in Ligue 2 - 31 points.

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St Etienne-Nice

  • St Etienne haven't won in the first match day since 1991!
  • 78% of St Etienne's points last season were bagged at home - a league-high.
  • Nice are unbeaten in their last five league meetings against St Etienne (four wins, one draw).
  • Nice have kept a clean sheet in their last two visits at Geoffroy-Guichard in Ligue 1.
  • 21 - St Etienne conceded by far the most headed goals last season in the top flight.
  • Nice have only taken two points from their last six away matches in the league.
  • New Nice signing Mamadou Bagayoko scored in the last three match days last season with Nantes.

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Valenciennes-Nancy

  • Valenciennes have only scored once in their last five league meetings against Nancy.
  • Nancy beat Valenciennes in their two encounters last season in the league.
  • Nancy only opened the scoring in 11 fixtures last season the league - a league-low.
  • 77% of Valenciennes' points last season were taken at home.
  • Valenciennes' Johan Audel has netted four goals in his last four league appearances.

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August 9

Lille-Lorient

  • Lille are unbeaten on match day one in the least six seasons.
  • Lille scored in 18 of their 19 home fixtures last season.
  • Lorient scored 47 goals last term - their most prolific season in the top flight.
  • Lorient have never won at Lille in the league (two defeats and two draws).
  • Lorient have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 16 league matches - currently the longest run.

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Bordeaux-Lens

  • Bordeaux won Ligue 1 last season while Lens finished top of Ligue 2.
  • Lens have failed to win any of their last eight visits at Bordeaux in the top flight, losing 1-0 in the last three.
  • Bordeaux have won the opening fixture in the last four seasons.
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last 33 home fixtures in Ligue 1 - currently the longest run.
  • Bordeaux were the only side to always score at home last season in the league.
  • Yoann Gourcuff won the most matches last season in Ligue 1 - 24.

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