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Stuart Dalgleish 12th Apr 2012 - 12:40

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 15-16 April

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Lille - Ajaccio

  • Only one of the last 11 Ligue 1 meetings between these teams has seen Ajaccio win.
  • The last three Ligue 1 encounters between Lille and Ajaccio have witnessed 13 goals.
  • Lille are winless in four previous Ligue 1 matches this season without their international full back Mathieu Debuchy.
  • Ajaccio are on a run of four consecutive draws in the league.
  • Lille's Stadium Nord has witnessed more goals (55) than any other ground in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Ajaccio have conceded 30 goals in 10 previous Ligue 1 trips to a title-holder's stadium, picking up only one point in the process.
  • Attacking midfielder Eden Hazard has scored in each of his last seven league appearances at home.
  • Winger Dimitri Payet has scored a goal in each of the last three matchdays.

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Lorient - Montpellier

  • Montpellier have won 20 Ligue 1 games for the second time in their history (after 09/10).
  • Since earning promotion to Ligue 1 in 2009, Montpellier have scored more goals against Lorient than versus any other opponents (11).
  • Montpellier have never won in four previous trips to the Moustoir stadium in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient are in the relegation zone for the first time since August 2010 and have won just one of their last 16 league games.
  • Lorient have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 consecutive league games.
  • Lorient have scored with just 3% of their total number of attempts in the first half of Ligue 1 matches this season.
  • 17 of Olivier Giroud's 19 Ligue 1 goals this term have come after the half-time break.
  • Moroccan international Younes Belhanda has netted six goals in his last seven competitive starts for Montpellier.

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Nancy - Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux have won three and drawn one of their last four competitive meetings with Nancy.
  • Bordeaux have kept clean sheets in their last two league trips to the Marcel-Picot stadium.
  • The reverse fixture saw Jaroslav Plasil score the fastest Ligue 1 goal of the season, just 14 seconds into the match.
  • Nancy are on a run of four consecutive wins in Ligue 1 for the first time since 2005.
  • Nancy have picked up more points than any other Ligue 1 side since March (16), thanks to five wins and one draw.
  • Bordeaux have won just one of their last seven league fixtures.
  • ASNL's midfielder Bakaye Traore has scored four goals in the last three matchdays.

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St Etienne - Brest

  • Brest have never won in nine previous trips to St Etienne in the top flight, suffering seven defeats in the process.
  • St Etienne are winless in four consecutive league matches for the first time this season.
  • Les Verts have lost all of their last three home games in Ligue 1.
  • Brest are one of two Ligue 1 teams without an away win this season.
  • Brest have scored a league-high eight goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.
  • Brest have scored 67% of their goals before half time, a league-high proportion this term.
  • Despite being in the lead for 115 minutes in their last two away games, Brest lost both matches.
  • 11 of Bruno Grougi's 17 Ligue 1 career goals have come from penalties of direct free kicks.
  • The reverse fixture was one of four Ligue 1 games this term to see two players (Roux and Aubameyang) score braces.

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Sochaux - Dijon

  • Sochaux have kept the fewest clean sheets in Ligue 1 this term (four).
  • Dijon have kept just one clean sheet away from home in the top flight.
  • Sochaux have won two consecutive league games at their Bonal stadium for the first time this season.
  • Since the appointment of Eric Hély as manager, Sochaux have scored the second-most goals in Ligue 1 (nine).
  • Last season, Sloan Privat scored in both of his two Ligue 2 appearances against Dijon, while on loan at Clermont.
  • Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga has scored in each of the last three matchdays.
  • The reverse fixture saw more misplaced passes than any other Ligue 1 game this season (252).

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Valenciennes - Evian TG

  • No team has conceded fewer goals at home than Valenciennes this season (eight).
  • Should Evian TG beat Valenciennes, they would become the first team in Ligue 1 this season to achieve a run of four consecutive away wins.
  • Evian TG are the first team this season in Ligue 1 to score in 12 consecutive away games.
  • Had Evian managed to hold on to their leads during Ligue 1 games, they would have 21 more points to their name.
  • Valenciennes striker Mamadou Samassa has found the net on average every 73 minutes at the Stade du Hainaut this term in the league, a better ratio than any other player at home.

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Auxerre - Paris SG

  • Paris SG have lost just one of their last six competitive matches at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium.
  • The Parisians have now failed to keep a clean sheet in eight consecutive Ligue 1 games.
  • Since the introduction of the three-point rule, no team with fewer than 29 points at this stage of a 20-club Ligue 1 campaign managed to stay up.
  • The 1997/98 season is the only occasion where PSG managed to score more than two goals in 31 previous trips to Auxerre in the top flight.
  • Carlo Ancelotti boasts the highest goals-per-game ratio amongst all 25 managers who have coached a Ligue 1 side this season (2.1).
  • PSG midfield schemer Thiago Motta has played more minutes than any other player without ever ending on the losing side this season in Ligue 1 (720 mins).
  • Brazilian winger Nenê has scored four goals in five league appearances against Auxerre.
  • Auxerre's Kamel Chafni has scored more Ligue 1 goals against PSG than versus any other opposition (three).

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Rennes - Nice

  • Nice are winless in their last 12 league trips to Rennes, their last victory was in 1990.
  • Rennes have dropped 11 points after being in the lead at their Route de Lorient stadium this season, only Bordeaux have fared worse at home.
  • Rennes have failed to win any of their last four home games in the league.
  • Nice have suffered defeats in all three Ligue 1 games this term without commanding centre half Renato Civelli.
  • Nice have yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season in Ligue 1.
  • Nice have won four of their last seven matches, which is as many as during their previous 24 Ligue 1 fixtures this season.
  • Nice winger Anthony Mounier has scored three goals in his last two league appearances.

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Marseille - Caen

  • Marseille have failed to win any of their last 12 competitive games, suffering 11 defeats in the process, their longest run without success since 1962.
  • If the season had started in January, Marseille would be in the relegation zone.
  • Marseille have suffered three consecutive league defeats at their Vélodrome stadium for the first time since 2004/05.
  • Caen have lost all of their last three away league matches, failing to score a single goal in the process.
  • Marseille have won both of their two competitive encounters with Caen this season.
  • Caen have managed three wins in their last five trips to the Vélodrome stadium in the top flight.
  • Caen are one of two Ligue 1 sides to have conceded goals from former African Player of the Year winner Abedi Pelé and his two sons Andre and Jordan Ayew.
  • Caen have now gone over 200 minutes without a goal conceded in Ligue 1.
  • Marseille forward Loïc Rémy has netted six goals in five previous appearances against Caen in all competitions.

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Toulouse - Lyon

  • Lyon are goalless in their last five trips to Toulouse in the top flight.
  • Five Lyon players have been sent off in OL's last four trips to Toulouse in Ligue 1.
  • In his last league appearance at the Stadium municipal, Lyon full back Aly Cissokho scored an own goal and received a red card.
  • TFC have picked up a league-high eight red cards this term and have conceded more fouls than any other side.
  • No Toulouse player has managed to score more than four Ligue 1 goals in 2011/12, a record low this season.
  • Argentine goalscorer Lisandro has netted Lyon's last three league goals; he has never missed a penalty in Ligue 1 (nine converted out of nine attempted).

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