French Ligue 1 Opta Stats - 29 & 30 August
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Boulogne-sur-Mer v Auxerre
- Auxerre have lost their last three trips to the Nord Pas-de-Calais region in Ligue 1 (against Lille, Valenciennes and Lens).
- Auxerre, only side yet to score this season, have lost their last four league games, their worst run in 2009.
- Boulogne’s Grégory Thil has been directly involved in all of his side’s goals so far this season: two goals and one assist.
- Grégory Thil has netted six goals in Boulogne’s last six home matches in the league (Ligue 1 & 2).
- None of Auxerre’s last 15 games have ended in a draw.
Lens v Rennes
- Lens have picked up only one point in their last five league encounters with Rennes.
- Rennes are unbeaten in their last three trips to Felix-Bollaërt.
- Rennes midfielder Jérôme Leroy has scored two goals this season after failing to score in any of his previous 31 league games. He also has two goals in his last two games against Lens in Ligue 1.
- Lens have won four of their last five league games at home (Ligue 1 & Ligue 2).
- Rennes have won only one of their last eight away fixtures in the league.
Lorient v Le Mans
- Le Mans have never beaten Lorient in the top-flight.
- Le Mans’ Thorstein Helstad has scored in his last two league games. The Norwegian international has displayed an impressive 85% shooting accuracy since joining Le Mans in 2008.
- Lorient have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 19 fixtures, the longest current run in Ligue 1.
- 11 – Lorient have drawn 11 games in 2009 (50% of their matches), the most this year. Their last three home games have ended in a draw.
- Le Mans have opened the scoring in each of their three games this season but have only won once.
Lyon v Nancy
- Nancy have lost in their last eight trips to Lyon in Ligue 1.
- Lyon have won their last three home games and have only conceded one goal in their last four at stade Gerland.
- Lyon have had 48 shots, the most in Ligue 1 this season.
- Seven different players have scored for Nancy, the most this season.
- Nancy have conceded the most goals away from home in 2009 (20).
Nice v Montpellier
- Montpellier have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight encounters with Nice.
- Montpellier have scored their five goals this season after the hour mark.
- Montpellier are the only side yet to concede a goal in the first-half.
- Nice have won none of their last four home games in the league, scoring only once in the process.
- Montpellier’s Alberto Costa has scored in each of his last three league games (Ligue 1 & Ligue 2).
PSG v Lille
- The last three encounters between PSG and Lille have produced only one goal.
- Lille have won only one of their last 18 trips to the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1.
- Paris have won their last two league games, their best run since March 2009.
- Mevlut Erding has scored four goals in his last five appearances in Ligue 1.
- Lille, only one point in three games, have conceded the most headed goals this season: three.
St Etienne v Grenoble
- Grenoble won their two encounters against St Etienne last season, keeping a clean in both matches.
- Grenoble have failed to win any of their last eight league fixtures, currently the longest run. They have also failed to score more than one goal in their last 14 games.
- St Etienne have lost their two home matches this season, failing to score a single goal.
- St Etienne have suffered their worst start to a league campaign with three defeats in their opening three games.
- Grenoble have never scored more than two goals in a match since coming back to the top flight last season.
Sochaux v Monaco
- Sochaux have kept only one clean sheet in their last 12 league encounters with Monaco.
- Sochaux have scored seven goals in their last three home games.
- Monaco have scored their three goals this season before the half-time break.
- Monaco failed to score in each of their last four away games, currently the longest run in the league.
- Nene has scored two of Monaco’s three goals and was involved in the third one.
Toulouse v Valenciennes
- Alongside current champions Bordeaux, Toulouse are the only side unbeaten at home in Ligue 1 in 2009.
- 36 – Valenciennes have won none of their last 36 away games in Ligue 1, a run going back two years.
- Toulouse have the best defence at home in 2009 with only three goals conceded in 10 games.
- Valenciennes have the worst defensive record in Ligue 1 this season with seven goals conceded.
- Two of Valenciennes’ three goals have been scored by defenders.
Marseille v Bordeaux
- Marseille have the best defensive record this season (one goal conceded) while Bordeaux are the most prolific attack (11 goals scored).
- Since the start of last season, Marseille and Bordeaux have both scored 65% of their goals in the second-half.
- This season, only one of Bordeaux’s 11 goals has come in the opening 30 minutes.
- Marseille have opened the scoring in their last four encounters with Bordeaux but only managed to win one of these fixtures.
- Marouane Chamakh has scored four goals in his last six games against Marseille, including an own goal last season.
- The Moroccan international has netted three goals this season, one less than current top scorer, his team mate Yoann Gourcuff.
- 14 – Bordeaux have won 14 consecutive games, a record in the history of the French top-flight.
- Both teams scored in their last 14 games, the longest current run in the league.