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P.J. Murray 14th Apr 2011 - 13:54

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 16 - 17 April

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Lens - Brest

  • Lens have lost their last three consecutive games at their Bollaert stadium, their worst run at home since the 1996/97 campaign.
  • Lens have failed to score in five of their last six home games.
  • Brest have failed to win any of their last nine away games in Ligue 1, suffering seven defeats along the way.
  • Brest have lost six of their last eight top-flight games at Lens.
  • Bruno Grougi has been involved in 14 of 31 goals for Brest this season, scoring eight times and delivering six assists.
  • Win their striker Nolan Roux, Brest have picked up 1.6 point per game in Ligue 1 this season as opposed to only 0.7 without him.

Nice - Monaco

  • Monaco are unbeaten in their last four top-flight games against Nice (two wins, two draws).
  • There have been six red cards in the last six top-flight encounters between Monaco and Nice.
  • Monaco have won their last two league games, the first time this has happened to the red and whites this season.
  • Nice are unbeaten in their last six league games, their longest run without a defeat this season.
  • Nice have conceded the opening goal in their last three league games, each time the game has ended in a draw.
  • Monaco have kept a clean sheet in each their last three league away games, the best current run.

Rennes - Lorient

  • Lorient have never won at Rennes in Ligue 1, suffering five defeats and a draw.
  • Lorient have drawn their last six league games, the longest run this season.
  • Rennes have only had two shots on target in their last three league games, scoring once.
  • Rennes have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight home league games.
  • Rennes have failed to win any of their last four league, equalling their longest drought this season.
  • Yann M'Vila has completed the most passes in Ligue 1 this season (1483). He leads the the Lorient midfielder Arnold Mvuemba (1375).

St Etienne - Nancy

  • Nancy have failed to win any of their last six top-flight encounters with St Etienne.
  • Nancy have failed to score in their last four league trips to St Etienne in Ligue 1, with their last two encounters ending goalless.
  • St Etienne have drawn their last three league games. They have only won one of their last eight league games.
  • Nancy are unbeaten in their last five league games, equalling their longest run without a defeat this season.
  • St Etienne have only failed to score once in their 14 home league games this season.
  • Dimitri Payet has scored in each of St Etienne's last two home games.

Sochaux - Caen

  • Caen have never won at Sochaux in the top-flight, suffering seven defeats and three draws.
  • Sochaux have won eight home league games this season, equalling their tally from last season.
  • Sochaux have scored 27 goals at home this season, their most prolific campaign since 2003/04.
  • Caen have lost their last two league games, their worst run in 2011.
  • Caen have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 away league games.
  • Cane's last 10 top-flight goals have been scored in the second-half.
  • Youssef El Arabi is the top scorer away from home in Ligue 1 this season, with 10 goals.

Toulouse - Auxerre

  • Auxerre have lost four of their last five league trips to Toulouse.
  • Toulouse have never scored more than two goals against Auxerre in Ligue 1.
  • Auxerre have drawn the most games in the top five European leagues this season (16).
  • Auxerre have recouped 13 points after having fallen behind this season, the highest tally.
  • Daniel Braaten's five goals for Toulouse this season have all been scored in the first-half.
  • Auxerre have failed to win any of their last 10 away league games.
  • Toulouse have failed to win any of their last four home league games.

Lille - Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux have won none of their last seven away league games at Lille.
  • Bordeaux have won only one of their last 10 league encounters with Lille.
  • Lille have never failed to score in their last 14 home league games.
  • Bordeaux have lost only one of their seven encounters with clubs from the top five in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Lille have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven league games.
  • Moussa Sow has scored in each of his last three home league games.

Arles Avignon - Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes have failed to win any of their last seven league games, only Arles-Avignon are currently on a worse run (18 games without a win).
  • Valenciennes have drawn their last three league games despite having scored first in all of them.
  • Grégory Pujol has scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 this season, including three in his last four games.
  • Valenciennes have only won one of their last 21 away league games.
  • 42% of goals conceded by Valenciennes have come in the final 15 minutes, the highest ratio this season.
  • Arles-Avignon have won only one of their 32 competitive games this season.

Montpellier - Marseille

  • The last three league encounters between Montpellier and Marseille have produced 12 goals.
  • Montpellier have won only five of their 31 top-flight encounters between Montpellier and Marseille.
  • Marseille have won their last four away league games.
  • Marseille are the best side away from home in Ligue 1 this season with 26 points.
  • Montpellier are the only side yet to concede a penalty in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Montpellier's games have seen a grand total of 10 red cards, a joint-high in Ligue 1 this season.

Paris SG - Lyon

  • PSG have only won one of their last 11 top-flight encounters with Lyon.
  • Lyon have scored the most goals in Ligue 1 in 2011 (26).
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last nine league games, currently the longest run.
  • PSG are unbeaten in their last nine home league games, their best run at their Parc des Princes stadium since 2003/04.
  • PSG are the only side who have scored more goals in the first-half than in the second-half in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Lyon have never failed to score in their last 11 away league games.
  • Lisandro has scored six goals in his last five league appearances.

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