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Stuart Dalgleish 30th Apr 2012 - 17:38

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 1-2 May

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Montpellier - Evian TG

  • Evian TG are the only team to have scored four goals against Montpellier this season, thanks to a 4-2 victory in the reverse fixture.
  • Montpellier have won their last eight home games in Ligue 1, their longest ever run of wins at their Mosson stadium in the top flight.
  • Montpellier have picked up 46 points out of a possible 51 at their Mosson stadium this season in Ligue 1.
  • Montpellier have the highest point tally at this stage of a Ligue 1 season since Lyon's 74 points after 34 games in 2007.
  • Younes Belhanda and Olivier Giroud have scored 51% of Montpellier's overall goal tally this season in the league.
  • The five games between Montpellier and promoted sides this season in Ligue 1 have witnessed 23 goals.

Ajaccio - Sochaux

  • Ajaccio are unbeaten in nine consecutive home games in Ligue 1, drawing the last three.
  • None of the previous 21 top-flight meetings between Ajaccio and Sochaux have ended goalless.
  • Sochaux can only boast six wins in 34 previous Ligue 1 trips to the island of Corsica.
  • Five of Ajaccio's seven Ligue 1 red cards this season have come before half time.
  • Between them, Ajaccio and Sochaux have conceded 114 Ligue 1 goals this season.
  • Sochaux have lost their last two league games, conceding nine goals in the process.
  • Ajaccio have not scored before the 60th minute since March 4th.
  • Sochaux have conceded the opening goal in more games than any other club in Ligue 1 this term (23).

Bordeaux - Rennes

  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last four league encounters vs. Bordeaux.
  • Bordeaux have won seven of their last 10 home games in the league.
  • Having won the reverse fixture, Rennes could complete their first league "double" against Bordeaux since 1973/74.
  • Rennes have won just five times in 42 previous trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
  • Rennes are on a run of four consecutive wins in Ligue 1.
  • Julien Feret has scored or assisted eight of Rennes' last 12 league goals.
  • Jussie has scored seven goals in his last seven competitive starts for Bordeaux.
  • Bordeaux have won a penalty in each of their last five league games.

Brest - Toulouse

  • Brest have only won once in 19 previous Ligue 1 games vs. Toulouse, which is their lowest win percentage (5%) against any opposition faced in more than one campaign.
  • Toulouse have suffered four defeats in their last five league matches.
  • Brest have failed to score a single goal in their last five Ligue 1 encounters vs. Toulouse.
  • Brest have suffered seven defeats in their last eight league fixtures.
  • Brest have drawn 0-0 on five occasions, more than any other team in Ligue 1 this season, and just one more than Toulouse; the reverse fixture also ended 0-0.
  • Last weekend, in his first game in charge as Brest manager, Corentin Martins oversaw the club's heaviest Ligue 1 defeat since 1991.


Caen - Lorient

  • Five of the previous seven Ligue 1 encounters between Caen and Lorient have ended as draws.
  • Only seven goals have been scored in the previous seven Ligue 1 encounters between these clubs.
  • Lorient have managed to scored twice in three consecutive league games for the first time since December 2010.
  • Lorient are winless in their last 16 away league games.
  • Caen have won just one of their last 10 league matches.
  • Lorient have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 15 league fixtures.
  • Caen are unbeaten in four previous Wednesday fixtures this season in Ligue 1.

Dijon - Auxerre

  • Auxerre came back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 in the reverse fixture.
  • Auxerre have lost both of their two away games to promoted opposition this season in Ligue 1.
  • Dijon are on a run of four consecutive defeats, failing to score a single goal in the process.
  • Auxerre have scored more goals from substitutes than any other Ligue 1 team this season (nine), including two against Dijon.
  • AJA have yet to record a single away win this season in Ligue 1.
  • A league-high eight players have received straight red cards in games against Dijon this season.
  • Jean-Guy Wallemme has only won four of his 37 previous away games as a Ligue 1 manager.


Lyon - Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last four league meetings vs. Lyon.
  • Lyon have won their last four league fixtures at the Gerland stadium.
  • Valenciennes have won only twice in 28 previous trips to Lyon in Ligue 1.
  • Valenciennes are on a run of three consecutive defeats on the road, with an aggregate score of 0-7.
  • Lyon have lost all three previous Wednesday games this season in Ligue 1.
  • Valenciennes are the side against whom Lisandro has played the most (341 minutes) without ever finding the net in Ligue 1.
  • Lisandro has netted eight goals in his last 11 competitive appearances for Lyon,
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored more winning goals than any other Ligue 1 player this season (eight).

Marseille - Nancy

  • Marseille have won all of the last six league meetings between these sides.
  • Nancy have lost nine of their last 12 trips to the Vélodrome stadium in the league.
  • Nancy are unbeaten in their last nine league matches (drawing the last three), their longest run without defeat in the top flight since 1976/77.
  • Didier Deschamps boasts a 100% record vs. Nancy during his Ligue 1 managerial career.
  • Marseille are now winless in 13 league games, suffering 11 defeats in the process, their longest run without success since 1962/63.
  • No team has conceded more penalties than Marseille this season in Ligue 1 (eight).

Nice - Lille

  • Lille are unbeaten in their last 10 competitive encounters vs. Nice, however seven of these games have ended as draws.
  • The reverse fixture earlier this season ended 4-4 despite Lille taking the lead on three occasions.
  • Lille have won 2-0 in both of their last two trips to Nice in all competitions.
  • Nice are unbeaten in their last six home matches in Ligue 1, winning the last two.
  • Lille have recouped the most points from losing positions this season in Ligue 1 (21).
  • Eden Hazard has netted more Ligue 1 goals than any other player since the turn of the year (10).
  • Lille are on a scoring run of 14 consecutive league matches.
  • Nolan Roux's five league goals since joining Lille have all come in the last 15 minutes of games.
  • Lille have won the most penalties this season (11) while no team has conceded more than Nice (eight).

Paris SG - St Etienne

  • PSG are winless in their last 11 May fixtures in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne have won just twice in 30 previous trips to PSG in the top flight.
  • The reverse fixture earlier this season saw more shots than any other Ligue 1 game in 2011/12 (48).
  • St Etienne are one victory away from their 17th win of the season; a tally they haven't reached since 1987/88.
  • Les Verts are on a run of three consecutive wins in Ligue 1.
  • The last 11 league matches involving Paris Saint-Germain not witnessed a single clean sheet.
  • Nenê has netted a league-high 14 goals at home this season.
  • Only current top scorer Olivier Giroud has netted as many away goals as St Etienne's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season in Ligue 1.

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