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Stuart Dalgleish 11th Dec 2014 - 13:18

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 12-14 December

Lyon v Caen

 

  • Caen are unbeaten in their last four league games against Lyon (W3 D1).
  • Caen have only won one of their 12 away league games against Lyon.
  • The last four league games between Lyon and Caen have produced three red cards.
  • Lyon have picked up 33 points after 17 matchdays, 10 more compared to the same point last season.
  • Lyon have picked up 24 points from a possible 27 at home in Ligue 1 this season. They have won their last seven at Stade Gerland, their longest streak since 2006.
  • Lyon have already won as many home league games this season as they did over the whole of last season (8).
  • Caen have the worst tally over the last 14 matchdays in Ligue 1 with only eight points collected over that period.
  • Caen's last three away league games have produced 15 goals.
  • Lyon have scored more goals than any other team in the last 10 minutes of Ligue 1 games this season (10).
  • Caen have conceded more penalties than any other team in Europe's top five leagues this season (9).
  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (23) and Sergio Agüero (14) have scored more goals than Alexandre Lacazette (13) in Europe's top five major leagues this season.

 


Nantes v Bordeaux

 

  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last seven league trips to Nantes (W3 D4).
  • Nantes have failed to score in six of their last seven home league games against Bordeaux.
  • Nantes have lost their last three league games, their worst run since coming back to the top-flight last season.
  • Bordeaux have only lost one of their last 34 league games played in December.
  • Bordeaux have won only one of their last seven away league games (D2 L4).
  • Bordeaux have won more points than any other Ligue 1 team after conceding the opening goal this season (11).
  • Nantes have never scored more than two goals in their last 23 home league games.
  • Nantes' last four league goals at La Beaujoire have all been scored from set-pieces (2 from penalties, 2 from indirect free-kicks).
  • Jordan Veretout has scored/assisted eight of the last nine goals netted by Nantes players (4 goals, 4 assists).
  • Wahbi Khazri has scored/assisted four of Bordeaux's last seven league goals (2 goals, 2 assists).
  • Cheick Diabaté has scored four of Bordeaux's last six league goals.

 

Bastia v Rennes

 

 

  • Bastia have lost five of their last seven league games against Rennes (W1 D1).
  • Rennes have won only one of their last five away league games against Bastia, it was in January 2013 when the game was played at a neutral venue because of Bastia's Furiani stadium being suspended.
  • Bastia have picked up 14 points after 17 matchdays in Ligue 1, their lowest tally under the 3 points for a win era.
  • Bastia have lost their last three Ligue 1 games, longest current streak alongside Nantes.
  • Rennes have lost only one of their last nine league games (W6 D2).
  • Rennes have won their last two away league games. They haven't won three in a row on the road since December 2012.
  • Bastia are the only team yet to score in the last 15 minutes of a Ligue 1 game this season.
  • Bastia have picked up more yellow cards than any other team in Ligue 1 this season (39).
  • Djibril Cissé has scored nine goals in 11 games against Rennes, more than against any other opponent in Ligue 1.
  • Ola Toivonen has scored and assisted Rennes' last two league goals against Bastia.

 

 

Lorient v Metz

 

 

  • Metz have never won at Lorient in Ligue 1 (D1 L2).
  • Metz's only top-flight win against Lorient dates back to 6 February 1999 (3-0).
  • None of Lorient and Metz's 12 competitive encounters have ended 0-0. Lorient have won four of their last five head-to-heads.
  • Lorient have lost four of their last six home league games (W1 D1).
  • Metz have lost their last five away league games, their worst run in the top-flight since September-December 2000 (6).
  • Metz are the only team to have won all their Ligue 1 games after scoring the opening goal this season (4 out of 4).
  • Only Metz (9) have failed to score more often than Lorient (8) in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Lorient have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight Ligue 1 games.
  • Lorient are the only current Ligue 1 team yet to score a headed goal this season.
  • Jordan Ayew has scored/assisted four of Lorient's last five home league goals.

 

 

Montpellier v Lens

 

 

  • Lens have won nine of their last 13 league games against Montpellier (D1 L3).
  • None of the last 10 top-flight games between Montpellier and Lens has ended in a draw (3 & 7 wins respectively).
  • Montpellier have never scored more than one goal in their last 14 top-flight games at home against Lens.
  • Montpellier have picked up 24 points after 17 matchdays, their best tally since their title winning campaign in 2011/12 (36 points).
  • Montpellier are unbeaten in their last 15 home league games against promoted sides (W8 D7).
  • Since 2012/13, the five teams with 15 points or fewer after 17 matchdays have all been relegated.
  • Lens have lost five of their last six away league games, including the last three.
  • Montpellier are the only side yet to pick up a single point after going behind in Ligue 1 this season (it's happened seven times).
  • None of Montpellier's last 54 league goals has been scored in the opening 15 minutes.
  • Anthony Mounier has scored/assisted five of Montpellier's last eight league goals.

 

 

Reims v Evian TG

 

  • Evian TG have won three of their four competitive away games against Reims.
  • The record between Reims and Evian TG in the top-flight is perfectly balanced: one win each and two draws (five goals each). However, Reims are unbeaten in their last three league games versus ETG (W1 D2).
  • Evian TG have never kept a clean sheet against Reims in Ligue 1 (4 games).
  • Evian TG have only drawn one of their last 16 league games (6 succès, 9 nuls), it was against Paris SG in August (0-0).
  • Reims have only failed to score once in their last nine league games.
  • Reims have the most prolific substitutes in Ligue 1 this season alongside Monaco : five goals, including three for Benjamin Moukandjo.
  • 10 of Evian TG's last 11 league goals have been scored after the 59th minute.
  • Nine of Gaëtan Charbonnier's 10 top-flight goals have been scored at home.
  • Cédric Barbosa (38 years & 9 months old) is the oldest goalscorer in the top five major leagues this season ahead of Francesco Totti (38 y & 2 m) and Luca Toni (37 y & 6 m).
  • Daniel Wass has scored or assisted 50% of Evian TG's league goals this season. Only Nantes' Jordan Veretout (60%) and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette (53%) have more of a hand in their team's goals.

 

 

Nice v St Etienne

 

  • Nice have won none of their last four league games against St Etienne (D2 L2).
  • The last four league games between Nice and St Etienne have seen 3 penalties awarded.
  • There have been five red cards in the last six league encounters between Nice and St Etienne, all picked up by Nice players.
  • St Etienne's tally of 32 points after 17 matchdays is their best ever under the 3 points for a win era.
  • St Etienne have won their last three Ligue 1 games, best current run in the division.
  • Nice are winless in their last five home league games (D2 L3). It's their longest drought in their new Allianz-Riviera stadium.
  • Nice's last four league goals at home have all been scored from set-pieces. Their last goal from open play dates back to 13 September (v Metz).
  • St Etienne have kept 10 clean sheets in 17 league games (including the last four in a row), more than any other team in Ligue 1 this season.
  • St Etienne have hit the woodwork nine times, more than any other team in Ligue 1 this season.
  • St Etienne's Benjamin Corgnet (26) and Nice's Valentin Eysseric (24) are the players who have attempted the most shots without scoring in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Alassane Plea has scored/assisted four of Nice's last nine league goals.
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel has scored/assisted eight of St Etienne's last 13 league goals.

 

 

Guingamp v Paris Saint-Germain

 

  • This is the second competitive encounter between Guingamp and PSG this season after the Champions Trophy on 2 August (2-0 for PSG).
  • PSG have only lost one of their eight away league games against Guingamp (W2 D5).
  • Guingamp have failed to score in five of their last seven league games against PSG.
  • PSG's last three league goals against Guingamp have all been scored from the 87th minute onwards.
  • Guingamp have never kept a clean sheet in their last 10 league games against PSG.
  • None of Guingamp's last 19 games has ended in a draw (W7 L12), the longest current run in Ligue 1.
  • Guingamp have won their last two league games which hadn't happened since February-March.
  • Guingamp have lost each of their last six top-flight games following a European week.
  • PSG are the only team unbeaten in Ligue 1 this season (W10 D7). It's the second time in their history they've remained unbeaten after 17 matchdays (1985/86).
  • PSG are unbeaten in their last 12 away league games in Brittany (W8 D4).
  • Guingamp have scored eight league goals in their last two games (5 v Caen, 3 v Reims), only two fewer than in their previous 15 games this season.
  • No team has conceded the opening goal more often than Guingamp in Ligue 1 this season (11).
  • PSG have only kept two clean sheets in their last 12 away league games.
  • Claudio Beauvue has scored six goals in his last 10 league games.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has netted eight goals in his last eight league starts. He scored a brace against Guingamp in the Champions Trophy back in August.

 

 

Lille v Toulouse

 

  • Toulouse have lost their last four away league games against Lille. They have failed to score in three of these four games.
  • There have been four red cards in the last five league encounters between Lille and Toulouse.
  • Toulouse have already suffered 16 league defeats in 2014, their highest tally over a calendar year since 2006.
  • Toulouse have lost six of their last eight league games, failing to score four times.
  • Lille have picked up 18 points after 16 games, (they have one game in hand), their worst tally at this stage since 2007/08.
  • Lille are winless in their last eight league games (D3 L5), their longest drought since 2005.
  • None of Toulouse's last 12 away league games has ended in a draw (W3 L9).
  • Toulouse have conceded three penalties in their last three league games. All have been converted.
  • Toulouse haven't picked up a red card in their last 31 league games, longest current run in France's top-flight.
  • Wissam Ben Yedder has only scored one goal in his last eight league games. He'd scored six in his previous nine league games this season.
  • Eight of Martin Braithwaite's nine league goals have been scored away from home.
  • Lille manager René Girard has only lost one of his 11 top-flight games against Toulouse.

 

 

Monaco v Marseille

 

  • Monaco are unbeaten in their last four league games against Marseille (W2 D2).
  • A win for Monaco would be their third in a row against Marseille, which would be their best streak since the late 1960's.
  • Marseille have nevertheless won four of their last six trips to Monaco in Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have won their last two league games - they have never won three in a row this season.
  • Monaco have scored in 24 of their last 25 league games at home. Only exception: a defeat against Nice this season (0-1).
  • Marseille (12) and Monaco (11) have produced the most goalscorers in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Marseille have picked up 38 points after 17 matchdays, their best tally at this stage of the season since 1998/99 when they eventually finished second.
  • No team with 38 points or more after 17 matchdays has finished outside the top 3 since a Ligue 1 with 20 clubs became the norm in 2002/03.
  • Marseille are winless in their last three away league games (D1 L2).
  • Marseille are the only Ligue 1 team to have dominated possession in each of their 17 games this season.
  • André-Pierre Gignac has scored five headed goals, more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues this season.
  • Dimitri Payet has scored/assisted six of Marseille's last nine league goals.

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