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Stuart Dalgleish 16th May 2012 - 15:25

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 20 May

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Auxerre - Montpellier

  • Auxerre are relegated after 32 consecutive top-flight seasons.
  • Auxerre's seven wins is their lowest tally in a single Ligue 1 season, their previous lowest was 10 victories.
  • Montpellier have managed more 1-0 wins than any other side in the top five European leagues this season (11).
  • Olivier Giroud is the only Ligue 1 player to have scored in each month of this season.
  • Montpellier have suffered 13 defeats in 19 previous trips to Auxerre in Ligue 1.
  • Montpellier have lost each of their last three trips to the Abbé-Deschamps stadium in all competitions.
  • Montpellier have scored in a league-high 34 games this season.

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Evian TG - Brest

  • The two previous competitive meetings between these teams have both ended 2-2.
  • Brest are the only side across the top five European leagues not to have won away from home this term.
  • There have only been two draws in 18 league games at the Parc des Sports stadium this term.
  • Evian TG have scored more first-half goals than any other side this season in Ligue 1 (33).
  • Brest are winless this season against promoted opposition in the league (D4 L1).
  • Only Montpellier have scored in more games (34) than ETG this season in the league (32).

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Lille - Nancy

  • Lille are unbeaten in their last eight league encounters vs. Nancy.
  • Nancy have lost each of their last four trips to Lille in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have managed a league-high three wins vs. current top three sides this season (beating PSG twice and Montpellier once).
  • Nancy have failed to score in their last three away league games.
  • Eden Hazard has scored or assisted five Lille goals in his last five league appearances vs. Nancy.
  • Lille have scored at least twice in each of their last 11 home games in Ligue 1.

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Lorient - Paris SG

  • The last team to win the league despite not being in the lead with one game to go were Lyon in 2002.
  • Lorient are unbeaten in their last five league meetings vs. PSG (W2 D3).
  • Lorient have managed more wins vs. PSG (seven) than against any other Ligue 1 opponents.
  • None of the last six league meetings between these clubs have ended in a home win.
  • None of the seven previous Ligue 1 encounters between these clubs at the Moustoir stadium has produced more than two goals.
  • PSG are just two goals away from equalling their most prolific Ligue 1 season (75 goals in 1977/78).
  • Nenê is the first PSG player to score 21 goals in a Ligue 1 campaign since Pauleta in 2005/06.

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Lyon - Nice

  • Nice are winless in their last 23 trips to Lyon in the top flight.
  • Nice attempted only one shot in their last visit to the Gerland stadium in Ligue 1, the lowest tally recorded by any Ligue 1 side since 2006/07.
  • Since their Champions League elimination last March, Lyon have won 11 out of 15 competitive games.
  • Lyon have kept a league-low five clean sheets this season.
  • The last 12 league games at the Gerland stadium have all seen both Lyon and the visiting side score.
  • Nice have won three of their last 36 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has scored five goals in as many appearances on the last matchday of the season.

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Rennes - Dijon

  • Rennes are on a run of three consecutive defeats in Ligue 1, failing to score a single goal in the process.
  • Rennes won 5-1 in the reverse fixture, which is the joint-biggest win margin away from home this season in Ligue 1.
  • Dijon are winless in their last eight league fixtures, currently the longest run.
  • Rennes have failed to keep a clean sheet in all of their last seven home games in Ligue 1.
  • Eight of the 18 league matches at the Route de Lorient stadium this season have ended 1-1.
  • Dijon have scored just one goal in their last seven league fixtures.
  • The reverse fixture earlier this season saw two players miss their penalties.

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St Etienne - Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux are enjoying a run of five consecutive wins in Ligue 1, their best form since December 2009.
  • Bordeaux are winless in their last seven trips to the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium (D4 L3).
  • Bordeaux forward Yoan Gouffran has scored the opening goal in a league-high nine games this season.
  • Jussie has found the net in each of his last three starts against St Etienne in all competitions.
  • Two Bordeaux players have scored an own goal in the three competitive meetings between these clubs in 2011/12.
  • Bordeaux have scored nine goals in their last three away league games.

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Sochaux - Marseille

  • Sochaux have won four of their five home league matches since the appointment of new manager Eric Hély.
  • Marseille are unbeaten in their last five league encounters vs. Sochaux (W4 D1).
  • Marseille have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three league matches.
  • Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has netted eight goals in nine league appearances vs. Sochaux.
  • Sochaux have yet to draw under Eric Hély's management in Ligue 1 (W6 D5).
  • Only two clubs have picked up fewer points than Marseille in 2012 (17).

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Toulouse - Ajaccio

  • Toulouse are on a run of three consecutive draws.
  • Toulouse have won all of their previous three home games vs. Ajaccio in Ligue 1.
  • Ajaccio have managed just one win in the last 10 matchdays.
  • Ajaccio have lost each of their last three away games in Ligue 1, conceding nine goals in the process.
  • Toulouse have won both of their two home games against promoted opposition this season in the league.
  • Toulouse have drawn 0-0 on a record six occasions this season in Ligue 1 (alongside Brest).

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Valenciennes - Caen

  • Valenciennes are on a run of three consecutive losses in Ligue 1.
  • Caen are on a run of two consecutive defeats in Ligue 1.
  • Caen have won just one of their last 14 away Ligue 1 games.
  • Caen have lost all of their previous four trips to Valenciennes in Ligue 1.
  • Seven of Caen's nine wins this term in Ligue 1 have been by a one-goal margin.
  • Veteran midfielder Benjamin Nivet has equalled his highest total of goals in a single Ligue 1 campaign (six).

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