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Stuart Dalgleish 25th Aug 2011 - 11:24

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 27-28 August

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Auxerre - Ajaccio

  • Ajaccio have never won at Auxerre in Ligue 1, registering three defeats and one draw.
  • Last season Auxerre failed to win any of their three home matches against promoted sides.
  • Auxerre are one of three teams who have yet to lead in a Ligue 1 game this term.
  • Alain Traore is the first Auxerre player to score in three consecutive league appearances since Ireneusz Jelen in 2009-10.
  • Both Ajaccio goals this season have been netted by Frederic Sammaritano.
  • Auxerre have conceded more first-half goals than any other side this season in Ligue 1 (four).

Evian TG - Dijon

 

  • Dijon have won their two competitive encounters against Evian Thonon Gaillard, both took place last season, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • However five of these seven goals were netted by Sebastian Ribas, who has now left Dijon.
  • Gregory Thil's five Ligue 1 goals have all been scored in the first half of games.
  • Evian TG have won their last six competitive home matches.
  • Brice Jovial has scored seven goals in his last eight competitive appearances, for Le Havre, Guadeloupe and Dijon.

Lorient - Nancy

  • Nancy have failed to win any of their last five trips to Lorient in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient have failed to score in their last three Ligue 1 meetings with Nancy.
  • Nancy have scored only two goals in their six trips to Lorient in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient have failed to win any of their last eight home games, drawing seven and losing one; this is their longest-ever winless run at the Moustoir stadium in Ligue 1.
  • Eight of the nine Ligue 1 goals Lorient have scored against Nancy have come after the half-time break.
  • Three of the four goals conceded by Nancy this season in Ligue 1 have come from opposition defenders.
  • All four goals conceded by Nancy this term in Ligue 1 have come in the second half of games.
  • Nancy are enduring their worst start of a Ligue 1 season since losing their opening four matches in 2005-06.

Nice - Brest

  • Both encounters between Nice and Brest last season ended in draws.
  • Eight of Brest's last 11 Ligue 1 games have ended in draws.
  • Nice have failed to score any of their last three penalties in Ligue 1, each time with a different player (Ljuboja, Bamogo & Mouloungui).
  • Anthony Mounier has scored Nice's last three Ligue 1 goals.
  • Nice have dropped a league-high five points from winning positions this season.
  • Brest have kept a clean sheet in their last 189 minutes of action away from home in Ligue 1.
  • The last time Brest managed to score more than once in an away league game was in October 2010.
  • Nice have conceded more goals than any other side in Ligue 1 this calendar year (35).

Valenciennes - Bordeaux

  • Both encounters between Valenciennes and Bordeaux last season ended in draws.
  • Bordeaux have failed to win any of their last seven away games in Ligue 1, currently the longest run.
  • Valenciennes have opened the scoring in each of their last five league meetings against Bordeaux.
  • Bordeaux have won just one of their last six trips to Valenciennes in Ligue 1.
  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last 12 home games in Ligue 1, only Lyon are on a longer run.
  • Valenciennes have scored in each of their last 11 league encounters with Bordeaux.
  • Gaël Danic has scored two and assisted one of Valenciennes' three goals against Bordeaux last season.
  • Valenciennes have drawn more games than any other team in Ligue 1 this calendar year (12).

Lyon - Montpellier

  • Lyon have won five of their last six league encounters with Montpellier.
  • Montpellier are the outright Ligue 1 leaders for the first time in their history.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last 16 home games in Ligue 1, currently the longest run.
  • Montpellier have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight league encounters with Lyon.
  • Lisandro has scored three goals in his last two league appearances against Montpellier.
  • Lyon have conceded the opening goal in each of their three Ligue 1 matches this term.
  • Since joining Montpellier last season, Olivier Giroud has scored 58% of his team's away goals in Ligue 1.
  • Olivier Giroud was the only opposition player to score a first-half goal at the Gerland stadium last season.
  • Last Sunday Souleymane Camara became the first Ligue 1 substitute to score a brace since Pierre-Alain Frau in September 2010.

Rennes - Caen

  • Rennes have failed to win any of their last seven home games in Ligue 1, their longest run since 1994.
  • Caen have never kept a clean sheet at Rennes in Ligue 1.
  • Seven of the last 10 league meetings between Rennes and Caen have ended in draws.
  • Caen have won just one of their eight trips to Rennes in the top flight.
  • Rennes' games have produced a league-high 12 goals this term.
  • Rennes have both managed to biggest win (5-1 v Dijon) and suffered the heaviest defeat (4-0 v Montpellier) this season in Ligue 1.
  • Rennes' six Ligue 1 goals this term in Ligue 1 have been scored by six different players.

Sochaux - St Etienne

  • St Etienne have lost 10 of their last 12 trips to Sochaux in Ligue 1.
  • Sochaux have won five of their last six home games in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne are enjoying their best start of a Ligue 1 season since 1979-80.
  • St Etienne have failed to score more than twice in any of their last 35 Ligue 1 games.
  • Loïc Perrin has scored more goals against Sochaux than versus any other opponent in Ligue 1 (three).
  • Sloan Privat's seven Ligue 1 goals have all come in the second half of games.

Toulouse - Paris SG

  • Paris SG have won their last three league meetings with Toulouse.
  • PSG have kept only one clean sheet in their last 16 away Ligue 1 games.
  • Toulouse have kept a clean sheet in their last four home games in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse have now gone nine consecutive league games without conceding a goal from open play.
  • PSG have picked-up a league-low three cards this season.
  • Paris SG have failed to win any of their last five away games in Ligue 1, drawing four of these matches.
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored four goals in his last six Ligue 1 appearances.

Lille - Marseille

  • Marseille have won five of the last seven encounters between these sides.
  • Since 2010, the five competitive encounters between Lille and Marseille have produced 24 goals.
  • Loïc Rémy has scored four goals in his three competitive appearances against Lille since joining Marseille.
  • Lille have already suffered as many home defeats this season in Ligue 1 (one) as during the entire 2010-11 season.
  • The last seven shots in this encounter have all found the net.
  • Last season's Player of the Year Eden Hazard has scored in his last two competitive appearances against Marseille.
  • Marseille have drawn each of their last six Ligue 1 games, an all-time club record.
  • Lille have lost just six of their 58 home Ligue 1 games since Rudi Garcia took over as manager; however two of those defeats were against Marseille.

 

 
 
 

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