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Andrew Tibot 17th Dec 2015 - 13:33

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 18-20 Dec

Nice - Montpellier

o   Nice have only won once in their last 12 games against Montpellier in Ligue 1 (D3 L8).

o   Five of Nice's last seven goals against Montpellier in Ligue 1 have been scored in the first half.

o   Nice have only won two of their last nine Ligue 1 games (D3 L4) after losing only once in the previous eight.

o   Montpellier have lost only once in their last nine Ligue 1 games (W5 D3) after losing nine of the previous 11.

o   Montpellier have won only two of their last 14 away games in Ligue 1 (D5 L7). Nevertheless, they have stayed unbeaten in the last four (W1 D3)

o   Nice have conceded a penalty in three of their last four Ligue 1 games.

o   Montpellier are one of the two teams (alongside St Etienne) to have lost all of their Ligue 1 games against the top five this season (4/4).

o   Hatem Ben Arfa has not had a hand in a goal in his last eight Ligue 1 games, after having scored or assisted nine goals in his previous eight.

o   Casimir Ninga is the first Montpellier's player to score 6+ goals in his first nine Ligue 1 games over the last 25 seasons.

o   Souleymane Camara has scored 18 goals as a substitute in Ligue 1 since 2009/10, eight more than any other player.

 

Caen - Paris

  • Caen are winless in their last eight games against PSG in Ligue 1 (D2 L6), failing to keep a clean sheet.
  • Caen have won only once in their last 10 home games in Ligue 1 against PSG (D2 L7).
  • Caen have won only two of their last eight Ligue 1 games (D3 L3).
  • PSG are the only team yet to lose a game among the Top 5 European leagues.
  • PSG are unbeaten in their last 27 Ligue 1 games (W24 D3), their best run since August 1993-April 1994.
  • Paris have 48 points after 18 games in Ligue 1 2015/16, the second best tally in Ligue 1 history at this stage behind Lyon 2006/07 (49).
  • Paris have scored 45 goals after 18 games in Ligue 1 2015/16, their best tally in Ligue 1 history at this stage.
  • Andy Delort has been involved in four of Caen's last six home goals in Ligue 1 (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Angel Di Maria has assisted six goals in his last four Ligue 1 games. He has provided nine assists in Ligue 1 this season, more than any other player.
  • Marco Verratti could become the 5th Italian to reach 100 Ligue 1 appearances over the last 25 seasons after Flavio Roma (204), Salvatore Sirigu (143), Marco Simone (140) & Thiago Motta (102).

Troyes - Monaco

  • Troyes are winless in their last six games against Monaco in Ligue 1 (D2 L4).
  • Troyes are only the second team in the Ligue 1 history to not win any (D7 L11) of their opening 18 games of a season (Brest 1979/80).
  • Troyes are winless in their last 19 Ligue 1 games (D7 L12), the worst current run in the competition.
  • Monaco have lost only once in their last 12 Ligue 1 games (W6 D5).
  • Monaco have won eight Ligue 1 games with a one goal margin this season, more than any other team.
  • Monaco have lost only two of their last 16 away games in Ligue 1 (W11 D3).
  • Monaco scored in their last 14 Ligue 1 games, the longest current run in the division.
  • Troyes have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 Ligue 1 games, the longest current wait in the division.
  • The two Troyes' players with more than one goal in Ligue 1 2015/16 are both on loan from Monaco (Corentin Jean & Jessy Pi, 2).
  • Fabinho has had a hand five goals in Ligue 1 2015/16 (3 goals, 2 assists), only Nabil Dirar has been involved in more goals among Monaco's players (6 - 1 goal, 5 assists).

 

Guingamp - Rennes

  • Guingamp have won only three of their last 11 Ligue 1 games against Rennes (D2 L6).
  • Guingamp have failed to find the back of the net in four of their last six games against Rennes in Ligue 1.
  • Guingamp have lost their last four games in Ligue 1, the longest current losing streak.
  • Nine of Rennes's last 13 Ligue 1 games have been drawn (W1 L3). Rennes have drawn nine games in Ligue 1 2015/16, more than any other team.
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last eight away games in Ligue 1 (W3 D5), their best run since August-December 2008 (8) and the best current run behind Paris (14).
  • Rennes have scored in each of their last nine away games in Ligue 1, their best run since April 1977-December 1983 (10). Only Monaco are currently on a better streak (16).
  • Rennes have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 Ligue 1 games.
  • Guingamp have picked up two red cards in their last three Ligue 1 games, as many as in their previous 21.
  • Yannis Salibur has had a hand in seven of Guingamp's last eight goals in Ligue 1 (3 goals, 4 assists).
  • There have been 12 different goalscorers for Rennes in Ligue 1 this season, double that of Guingamp (6).

Lorient - Nantes

  • Lorient have only won one of their last five Ligue 1 meetings with Nantes (D2 L2).
  • Lorient have lost two of their last five league games (W1 D2), after having lost none of their previous five.
  • Lorient have only won one of their last four home games in Ligue 1 (D2 L1), against Troyes (4-1).
  • Nantes are winless in their last six league games (D4 L2).
  • Nantes have drawn their last four Ligue 1 games, their longest run in the top-flight since Decembrer 1993 (4 as well).
  • Nantes have only won three of their last 19 away games in Ligue 1 (D5 L11).
  • Lorient have failed to score in two of their last three league games, as many as in their previous 15.
  • Nantes have conceded 71% of their goals during the second half (12/17), the highest ratio in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Benjamin Moukandjo has failed to score in his last three Ligue 1 games, his longest drought since early September (3).
  • Emiliano Sala has scored in his last two Ligue 1 games after having failed to find the back on the net in his first 12 league games with Nantes.

Bastia - Reims

  • Bastia have won six of their last seven home games against Reims in Ligue 1 (L1).
  • Bastia have scored in each of their last 15 Ligue 1 games against Reims.
  • Bastia have only won one of their last six league games (D3 L2), it was against Bordeaux (1-0).
  • Reims are unbeaten in their last four top-flight games (W1 D3), after having lost the previous six.
  • Reims have only won one of their last seven away games in Ligue 1 (D2 L4), but it was their last trip, to Guingamp (2-1).
  • Bastia have failed to score more than one goal in their last 10 league games.
  • Reims have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 Ligue 1 games.
  • Florian Raspentino has been involved in two of Bastia's last four goals against Reims in Ligue 1 (1 goal, 1 assist).
  • Floyd Ayité has assisted three of Bastia's last five goals in the top-flight.
  • David Ngog has scored two of Reims' last four goals against Bastia in Ligue 1.

Toulouse - Lille

  • Toulouse have only won two of their last 15 Ligue 1 games against Lille (D5 L8).
  • Toulouse have only lost one of their last four league games (W2 D1), after having won none of their previous 13.
  • Lille have won their last three Ligue 1 games, the best current run in the league.
  • Lille have already won more games in Ligue 1 under Frédéric Antonetti management (3 in 4 games) than they had under Hervé Renard (2 wins in 14 games).
  • Toulouse have scored in their last 19 home games in Ligue 1, the best current run in the division.
  • Toulouse have already lost 21 from leading position in Ligue 1 this season, more than any other team.
  • Toulouse have picked up eight red cards in Ligue 1 this season, three more than any other team.
  • Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro has been involved in four goals in his las three Ligue 1 games (1 goal, 3 assists), as many as in his previous 44 games.
  • Djibril Sidibé has scored three goals in 18 Ligue 1 games this season, already his best tally in a Ligue 1 season.
  • Dominique Arribagé has only won 26% of his Ligue 1 games as Toulouse manager (7/27), the lowest ratio for a Toulouse manager since Alain Giresse in 1999-2000 (20.8%).

St Etienne - Angers

  • St Etienne have lost none of their last nine Ligue 1 games against Angers (W5 D4).
  • St Etienne have won 11 of their last 15 home games against Angers in Ligue 1 (D2 L2).
  • St Etienne have only won three of their last 11 league games (D1 L7).
  • St Etienne have only lost four of their last 40 home games in Ligue 1 (W26 D10).
  • Angers are unbeaten in their last five league games (W2 D3).
  • Angers have won six of their last nine away games in Ligue 1 (D1 L2), as many as in their previous 87.
  • St Etienne's last nine goals in Ligue 1 have been scored in the second half-time.
  • St Etienne have scored in 16 of their last 17 home games in Ligue 1.
  • Valentin Eysseric has been involved in four of St Etienne's last five goals in Ligue 1 (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Billy Ketkeophomphone has made an assist in three of his last four Ligue 1 games (v Lille, Lyon & Bordeaux).

GFC Ajaccio - Lyon

o   Lyon have lost none of their six competitive games played against GFC Ajaccio (W3 D3).

o   GFC Ajaccio are unbeaten in their las eight games in Ligue 1 (W5 D3), the second best current run behind PSG (27).

o   GFC Ajaccio are unbeaten in their last six home games in Ligue 1 (W2 D4), scoring in each of these games.

o   Lyon have won none of their last five Ligue 1 games (D1 L4), their longest winless run since October 2013 (5 as well).

o   Lyon (4/4) are one of the two teams (with Paris SG 5/5) to have won all of their Ligue 1 games this season against a team currently in the bottom five of the league.

o   Lyon have only won one of their last seven away games in Ligue 1 (D3 L3), against Troyes (1-0).

o   GFC Ajaccio have scored in their last eight games in Ligue 1, the second best current run in the league (Monaco, 14).

o   GFC Ajaccio have scored 72% (13/18) of their Ligue 1 goals this season during the first 45 minutes of a game, highest ratio.

o   Jacques Zoua has scored four goals in his last six league games, as many as in his previous 24 games (Ligue 1 + Super Lig).

o   Mohamed Larbi and Jacques Zoua have both scored four goals in Ligue 1 this season, the best tallies amongst GFC Ajaccio players. Nevertheless, Larbi has scored all his four goals at home, Zoua all his four goals away from home.

 

 

Bordeaux - Marseille

o   If they win, it will be Bordeaux's 1000th win in Ligue 1 and they will become the second team to reach this milestone after Marseille (1037).

o   Bordeaux have only won three of their last 14 games against Marseille in Ligue 1 (D7 L4).

o   Bordeaux have lost none of their last 30 home games against Marseille in the top-flight (W20 D10).

o   Bordeaux have only won one of their last five league games (D2 L2), which was against Guingamp (1-0).

o   Bordeaux have only lost two of their last 18 home games in Ligue 1 (W11 D5).

o   Marseille have only lost one of their last nine league games (W4 D4) and are unbeaten in the last five (W2 D3).

o   Marseille have won their last four away games, the best current run in Ligue 1.

o   Marseille have kept a clean sheet in their last three games away from home in the top-flight, their best run since April 2013 (4).

o   No team have conceded more penalties this season in Ligue 1 than Marseille (6).

o   Michy Batshuayi has been involved in 16 goals in Ligue 1 this season (11 goals, 5 assists), second best tally (Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 20).

o   Jussiê has scored four league goals against Marseille, his favourite target amongst the teams currently in Ligue 1.

 

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