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Michael Taylor 11th Feb 2010 - 15:30

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 13-14 February

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Le Mans - Sochaux

  • Le Mans have lost four consecutive league matches, currently the longest run alongside PSG.
  • Le Mans' new manager Arnaud Cormier has lost six consecutive matches in all competitions, which never happened under his predecessor Paulo Duarte.
  • Sochaux winter signing Ideye Brown recently scored a brace against Le Mans, on February 3rd 2010 in the French Cup (3-0).
  • Sochaux have only won once in 10 trips to Le Mans in all competitions.
  • Since the end of 2008, only once have Le Mans managed to score more than two goals in a league match.
  • Sochaux have never managed to score more than twice this season in the league.
  • Three of the last four league meetings between these two sides have seen Sochaux win.
  • Sochaux have scored only one goal in their last five away matches in Ligue 1.

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Lille - Boulogne-sur-Mer

  • Lille have won their last seven home fixtures in the league, currently the longest run.
  • Boulogne's only win at Lille was in 1962, in the second division.
  • Boulogne have failed to score in the last five match days, only St Etienne have suffered a similar goal drought this season.
  • Lille have scored in the last 10 match days, currently the longest run.
  • Lille remain unbeaten against sides from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region this season in the top flight (three wins and a draw).
  • A league-high 72% of the goals conceded by Boulogne have come after the half time break.
  • Boulogne have collected only one point from their six league meetings against current top 5 sides this season.
  • Lille have scored the most goals (43), while Boulogne have netted the fewest (15).
  • Boulogne have drawn their last three away matches in the league.

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Monaco - Marseille

  • Marseille have won their last three trips to Louis II in the league.
  • Marseille have won 15 times at Monaco, more than any other visiting side in the history of Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have registered the joint-fewest goalscorers this season in the league (six).
  • Monaco have already won more league matches (12) than last term (11).
  • ASM have won their last three home fixtures in the top flight.
  • Mamadou Niang has scored 92 Ligue 1 goals, more than any other active player.
  • Monaco have always taken the three points after having opened the scoring this season in the league.
  • Monaco have kept a league-high eight clean sheets at home this season.

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Montpellier - Grenoble

  • Montpellier have opened the scoring in 16 matches, a record this season in the league.
  • Montpellier have won their last four league fixtures, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
  • The last two competitive matches between these two sides have produced 10 goals.
  • Montpellier have used the fewest players this season in the league.
  • Grenoble have scored a league-low three goals on the road this season.
  • Montpellier have won all of their seven matches against current bottom 5 sides this season in the league.
  • Last week Grenoble recorded the joint-highest win this season in Ligue 1 by beating Auxerre 5-0.

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Nancy - Paris SG

  • PSG have lost their last four league fixtures, their worst run since 2006/07.
  • Seven of the last 10 league meetings between these two sides at Marcel-Picot have ended in a draw.
  • Nancy are the only team yet to concede a headed goal this season in Ligue 1.
  • PSG have never kept a clean sheet on the road this season in the league.
  • Guillaume Hoarau has netted three goals in only three Ligue 1 appearances against Nancy.
  • Stephane Sessegnon scored a goal in each of his last two appearances against Nancy.
  • All of Paris SG's five draws this season in the league have ended 1-1; no other team has recorded this result as many times this term.
  • Paris have suffered at least 10 defeats per season since 2004/05.

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Valenciennes - Nice

  • Nice have won six of their last seven league encounters against Valenciennes.
  • Five red cards have been shown in the last seven Ligue 1 meetings between these two sides.
  • Nice have failed to win their last 10 league matches, currently the longest run in the top flight.
  • Valenciennes have not won any of their last four home fixtures in Ligue 1 (three draws, one defeat).
  • Chaouki Ben Saada has netted three goals in his last four league appearances.
  • The Nungesser stadium has seen the most draws this season in the league (five).
  • Valenciennes have scored more goals against Nice than any other opponent (65) in their top flight history.

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Lyon - Lens

  • Lens have not won at Gerland since 1997.
  • Since then, Lens have only taken one point from 10 trips to Lyon, scoring only three goals in the process.
  • Kim Kallstrom has scored two goals in his last three league appearances against Lens.
  • Lyon have registered the most goalscorers this season in Ligue 1 (14).
  • Only one of Eduardo's five league goals this season has been netted away from home.
  • Lyon are one of three unbeaten teams in 2010 in Ligue 1.
  • OL have scored in 20 games, a record this season.
  • Sidney Govou is the only current Lyon player that took part in the historic win against Lens at the Gerland stadium on May 4th 2002 (3-1), which decided OL's first ever league title.

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Auxerre - Rennes

  • The first leg of this encounter saw 10 cards (nine yellows, one red), a record so far this term.
  • This match will be refereed by Christian Guillard, who has shown the most red cards this season (five).
  • Rennes have scored a league-high 18 goals in the before the half-time break.
  • Rennes have kept a clean sheet in their last two trips to Auxerre in Ligue 1 (one win, one draw).
  • However Rennes have lost 75% of their trips to Auxerre (15 out of 20).
  • Since 2008/09, only one of Jimmy Briand's nine league goals has been scored on the road.
  • Last week Auxerre suffered their worst Ligue 1 defeat since 2005, falling 5-0 at Grenoble.

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Lorient - Toulouse

  • The four league meetings between these two sides at the Moustoir stadium ended 1-0, three times in Lorient's favour and once in Toulouse's.
  • Lorient have netted 23 goals at the Moustoir stadium, only Lille have been more prolific at home.
  • The Moustoir stadium has seen the most goals this season in Ligue 1 (37).
  • Toulouse have never managed to score more than one goal in their league meetings against Lorient.
  • Toulouse have the joint-best defensive record, having conceded only 18 goals.
  • TFC have won their last two away matches in the league, the longest run alongside Montpellier.
  • Toulouse are the only side yet to concede more than two goals in a match this season in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient striker Marama Vahirua has never managed to score more than 10 league goals, his current tally this season is eight.

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Bordeaux - St Etienne

  • This will be Laurent Blanc's 100th Ligue 1 game as a manager. So far he has displayed a higher win ratio in Ligue 1 than any other previous Bordeaux manager (62%).
  • St Etienne are unbeaten in their last three league meetings against Bordeaux (two draws, one win).
  • St Etienne have scored only one goal in their last five trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
  • Since the arrival of defender Pape Diakhate in January, St Etienne have improved their defensive record: from 1.4 goals conceded per match to only 0.5.
  • St Etienne have conceded a goal from Fernando Cavenaghi in both of their last two trips to Bordeaux.
  • Dimitri Payet has netted two goals in his last three appearances against Bordeaux.
  • St Etienne haven't won at Bordeaux since 1999.
  • Historically, no team in Ligue 1 has beaten Bordeaux as many times as St Etienne (36).
  • Bordeaux have conceded only four goals at the Chaban-Delmas stadium this season in the league.
  • Since 2006/07, only Juninho has scored as many direct free kicks as Wendel (11).

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