Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 24-26 February
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Opta Facts Ligue 1
Matchday 24 - 25th 26th February 2012
Ajaccio - Dijon
Dijon have never won in five competitive games at the François Coty stadium (three draws and two defeats).
Seven of the 11 competitive encounters between Ajaccio and Dijon have ended in draws, including five 1-1 score lines.
Ajaccio are winless in three consecutive league matches, failing to score in the last two.
Dijon are unbeaten against fellow promoted teams this season in Ligue 1 (two wins and one draw).
Ajaccio have drawn both of their two league meetings this season against fellow promoted sides.
Dijon have managed to score in their last seven league fixtures, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
Dijon have kept just one clean sheet in 12 away Ligue 1 games.
Loan signing Gaël Kakuta has scored three goals in just three competitive starts for Dijon.
Auxerre - St Etienne
Auxerre are unbeaten in their last seven league encounters with Saint-Etienne, winning four of these games.
The last three league meetings between these teams have all ended in draws.
In 23 Ligue 1 trips to the Abbé-Deschamps stadium, St Etienne have won on just three occasions, suffering 16 defeats in the process.
St Etienne are the first team this season in Ligue 1 to score four goals in two consecutive games.
St Etienne are currently fourth in the league, which is their highest position at this stage of a top flight season since 1987/88.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted seven of St Etienne's 13 away goals in Ligue 1 this term.
Auxerre have dropped 18 points after leading in their games, more than any other team in Ligue 1 this season.
Evian TG - Nancy
Evian TG are unbeaten in their last five home matches in Ligue 1, with four wins followed by one draw,
Nancy have yet to beat a promoted team this season in Ligue 1 with two draws and one defeat.
Nancy have managed more wins on the road (three) than at their Marcel-Picot stadium (two) this season in the league.
Nancy have failed to score in their last three league fixtures.
ETG are still winless in Ligue 1 since the appointment of new manager Pablo Correa, suffering two defeats and drawing twice.
Veteran midfielder Cédric Barbosa has scored or assisted nine of ETG's 17 goals at their Parc des Sports stadium in the top flight.
Montpellier - Bordeaux
Montpellier and Bordeaux have both picked up 13 points in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year, more than any other team.
None of the teams currently ranked in the top three spots have managed to beat Bordeaux this season (three draws and one defeat).
Bordeaux have lost only one of their last eight league matches at the Mosson stadium.
Montpellier have conceded only one goal in their last seven league matches at their Mosson stadium.
Montpellier have suffered more defeats against Bordeaux (22) than versus any other opponent in Ligue 1.
Olivier Giroud has scored or assisted 49% of Montpellier's goals this season in Ligue 1, a higher involvement than any other player in France's top flight this term.
Since 2009, four penalties have been awarded in league matches between Montpellier and Bordeaux but only one was scored.
Bordeaux have won three consecutive league games for the first time since 2009/10.
Nice - Caen
Nice are winless in their last eight competitive games.
Nice have failed to score in their last three competitive outings at their Ray stadium.
Four of the last five Ligue 1 encounters between Nice and Caen have ended in draws.
In their last league trip to Nice, Caen managed their biggest ever away win in the top flight (4-0 in May 2011).
85% of Nice's overall points tally this season in the league has been picked up at home.
All four Nice victories in Ligue 1 this season have been by at least a two goal margin and have all been at home.
Caen have failed to score in four of their last five away Ligue 1 games.
Livio Nabab has scored in each of his last three league appearances.
Valenciennes - Lorient
Valenciennes are unbeaten in three consecutive league games for the first time this season.
Lorient have never managed to win at Valenciennes in the top flight, with three goalless draws and two defeats, scoring just one goal in total.
Lorient are unbeaten in their last six Ligue 1 meetings against Valenciennes (three wins and three draws).
The last two league meetings between Valenciennes and Lorient have been goalless.
VAFC have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four league games at their Hainault stadium.
Lorient are now winless in nine consecutive league matches, their longest run without success since 2008/09.
20 of Lorient's 24 Ligue 1 goals this term have been scored in the second half of games.
Lyon - Paris SG
Paris SG have won only one of their last 17 league matches at the Gerland stadium, losing 10 times in the process.
PSG are unbeaten in their last four competitive matches against Lyon, winning three of these games, including victory at the Gerland stadium in the Coupe de la Ligue in October 2010.
Lyon have now suffered nine league defeats for the first time since 1999/00, when they lost 10 during the whole season.
Lyon are one of two sides to have scored in all of their home matches this season in Ligue 1.
Lyon have lost two of their last five home league games, which equals their number of defeats in the previous 35 fixtures at their Gerland stadium.
PSG have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four away games in Ligue 1.
Kevin Gameiro has converted just two of his last 44 shots in Ligue 1.
Nenê has failed to score in any of his last 20 appearances away from home in Ligue 1.
Brest - Marseille
Marseille have never managed to win at eight trips to Brest in the top flight.
Brest is the Ligue 1 venue where Marseille have played the most games without ever winning.
None of the previous 17 Ligue 1 encounters between Brest and Marseille have ended in an away win, regardless of venue.
Brest have been involved in more draws than any other team across the top five European leagues this season (14).
Marseille are on a run of three consecutive away wins in Ligue 1; no Ligue 1 side this season have managed four in a row.
Brest are winless this season in Ligue 1 in seven matches against sides currently ranked in the top five.
Brest are one of three clubs who have never lost after leading this season in Ligue 1.
Games involving Brest have seen the fewest goals this term in Ligue 1 (43 goals in 24 fixtures: 1.8 on average).
Toulouse - Sochaux
None of the last 13 Ligue 1 meetings between these sides have ended in a draw.
10 of the last 11 goals scored in league matches between Toulouse and Sochaux have come after the half-time break.
Sochaux have won their last two league encounters with Toulouse, scoring four goals without reply.
TFC's last three goals against Sochaux in Ligue 1 have been netted by defenders.
68% of Toulouse's goals have been scored by their midfielders, a higher involvement than any other team this season in Ligue 1.
Sochaux have converted just one of their last 83 shots in Ligue 1.
71% of the goals Sochaux have conceded in the league this season have come in the second half of games, a higher percentage than any other side.
Rennes - Lille
Rennes have won just one of their last 18 league encounters against Lille.
Lille have scored in all of their last nine league matches at the Route de Lorient stadium.
Rennes have lost just one of their 18 home games in all competitions this season (v Marseille in January).
Lille are on a run of two consecutive 1-0 away wins with the winning goal coming shortly after the 75th minute on both occasions.
Rudi Garcia has never lost in 10 encounters with Frédéric Antonetti during his Ligue 1 managerial career, winning six times in the process.
Victor Montaño has scored three goals in as many league starts against Lille.