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Stuart Dalgleish 20th Oct 2011 - 20:00

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 22-23 October

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Bordeaux v Brest

  • Since January 2010, Bordeaux have won just 27% of their league matches.
  • The last three Ligue 1 encounters between these sides have all ended in away wins.
  • Brest have managed to win both of their last two trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1, scoring six goals in the process.
  • The last four league matches played at the Chaban-Delmas stadium have all ended as draws.
  • Bordeaux have failed to win any of their last five home matches in Ligue 1, their longest run without success since May 2005.
  • Brest have scored only one away goal this term, fewer than any other Ligue 1 side.
  • Brest are only the third team in Ligue 1 history to draw eight of their opening 10 games of the season.

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Caen v Montpellier

  • Caen are unbeaten in their last seven competitive encounters against Montpellier, winning three and drawing four (all 0-0).
  • Montpellier have scored in all of their away games this season in the league.
  • The Michel-d'Ornano stadium has witnessed fewer goals than any other Ligue 1 ground this season (eight).
  • Caen have failed to win any of their last 11 October fixtures in Ligue 1.
  • Montpellier have equalled their best-ever start of a Ligue 1 season.
  • Montpellier's Souleymane Camara has scored more goals as a substitute than any other player in the top five European leagues this season (four).
  • Montpellier's Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last four league appearances.

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Marseille v Ajaccio

  • Marseille have won 14 of their last 15 home league games against promoted opposition.
  • Ajaccio are unbeaten in their last four top-flight meetings against Marseille, winning three and drawing one.
  • Ajaccio's only win in 10 Ligue 1 trips to Marseille occurred in April 2005.
  • Ajaccio have won just one of their last 22 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Marseille have won just one of their last 13 league matches.
  • For the first time in their Ligue 1 history, Marseille have drawn six of their first 10 games of the season.
  • Ajaccio are the only Ligue 1 side without a clean sheet this season.

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Nancy v Nice

  • Nice have lost 10 of their last 12 trips to Nancy in the league.
  • Nancy are unbeaten in their last four league encounters against Nice, winning three and drawing one.
  • Nancy have drawn each of their last three home games in Ligue 1.
  • Nice have won just one of their last 22 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have suffered more defeats than any other side this calendar year in Ligue 1 (14).
  • Two red cards were shown in the league encounters between these clubs last season.
  • Nice are the only Ligue 1 side who have yet to score the opening goal away from home this season.
  • Only 10% of Nice points have been picked-up on the road, the lowest percentage in Ligue 1 this season.

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St Etienne v Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last four league encounters against St Etienne, winning two and drawing two, their longest ever unbeaten run against Les Verts.
  • Last season's league meetings between these sides both ended as draws.
  • St Etienne have scored exactly one goal in each of their last eight home matches in Ligue 1.
  • Valenciennes have won only two of their last 30 away Ligue 1 matches.
  • Valenciennes have lost 78% of their Ligue 1 trips to St Etienne (21 out of 27).
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored or assisted five of St Etienne's 10 league goals this season.
  • Valenciennes' only two Ligue 1 wins this term have both been by at least three goals (4-0 and 3-0).

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Sochaux v Evian TG

  • Sochaux have won all of their last four league matches against promoted sides, scoring 11 goals in the process.
  • Evian TG have yet to win on the road in Ligue 1 (four draws and one defeat).
  • Matches involving Sochaux have seen a league-high 38 goals this season (3.8 on average).
  • Sochaux are the first team to concede 22 goals so early into the season since Rennes in 2005/06.
  • Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga has netted four goals in his last three league appearances.

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Lorient v Toulouse

  • None of the previous six top-flight meetings between these sides at the Moustoir stadium have seen a team score more than one goal.
  • Toulouse have failed to win any of their last four trips to Lorient in Ligue 1, drawing two and losing two.
  • Lorient's only first-half goal against Toulouse in Ligue 1 came in November 1998.
  • Lorient have lost only one of their last eight Ligue 1 meetings against Toulouse.
  • Lorient have lost only one of their last 21 home games in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse have now gone 211 minutes without scoring in Ligue 1, currently the longest run.
  • Toulouse have kept a league-high five clean sheets this season.

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Auxerre v Rennes

  • Auxerre have won three of their last four league meetings with Rennes.
  • Rennes have lost 17 of their 22 trips to Auxerre in the top flight.
  • Rennes are the only side without a draw away from home this season in Ligue 1 (three wins and two defeats).
  • Rennes have scored the joint-most goals in the first half of games this season (10).
  • There have been eight penalties awarded in the 10 games involving Rennes this season in Ligue 1.
  • Rennes' Jires Kembo-Ekoko has scored a goal every 93 minutes on average this term, the best ratio amongst players who have netted more than two goals.
  • Auxerre striker Dennis Oliech is enjoying his most prolific Ligue 1 season with five goals scored.

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Paris SG v Dijon

  • PSG are unbeaten in their last nine league matches, winning seven and drawing two, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • Paris SG are on a run of four consecutive Ligue 1 wins, their best form since 2008/09.
  • Dijon have conceded 10 goals in their last three away Ligue 1 games.
  • PSG are enjoying their second-best start of a Ligue 1 season, after their 26 points at this stage of their title-winning 1985/86 campaign.
  • A league-high 73% of Dijon's goals have been scored in the first half of games.
  • PSG striker Kevin Gameiro has scored more Ligue 1 goals than any other player in 2011 (22).
  • Dijon's Benjamin Corgnet has netted four goals in his last six league appearances.

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Lille v Lyon

  • Lille have already suffered as many home defeats this season as during the entire 2010/11 campaign in all competitions (two).
  • Away from home, Lyon have suffered seven defeats in their last 10 league encounters against Lille.
  • Lyon are the only side to have won all of the games in which they have scored first this term in Ligue 1 (five out of five).
  • Lille have recouped a league-high 10 points coming back from losing positions this season.
  • Between them, Lille and Lyon have kept just two clean sheets this season in Ligue 1 (one each).
  • Lyon have failed to score in their last 217 minutes of Ligue 1 action away from home.
  • 14 of Lille's 18 Ligue 1 goals this term have come in the second half of games, a higher ratio (78%) than any other team.
  • Lyon forward Lisandro (doubtful for this fixture) has scored five goals in just three Ligue 1 appearances against Lille.
  • Lille striker Moussa Sow scored in both league meetings between Lille and Lyon last season.
  • Lille attacking midfielder Eden Hazard has been involved in more Ligue 1 goals than any other player this season (four goals and five assists).

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