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P.J. Murray 28th Apr 2011 - 13:34

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 30 April - 1 May

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Lens - Lorient

  • Lens have won just one of their 11 top-flight meetings with Lorient.
  • Lens have never kept a clean sheet against Lorient in Ligue 1.
  • All five Ligue 1 encounters between Lens and Lorient at the Felix Bollaert stadium have ended 1-1.
  • Lens have failed to win any of their last five league games at home.
  • Lorient are unbeaten in the last nine Ligue 1 match days, their longest-ever unbeaten run in the top flight.
  • Kevin Gameiro is only one goal away from equalling the all-time record for a Lorient player in a single Ligue 1 season: 19 goals netted by Jean-Claude Darcheville in 2001/02.

Lille - Arles-Avignon

  • Lille have won all five of their previous games this season against promoted sides.
  • Lille register seven wins and one draw this term in Ligue 1 against teams currently ranked in the bottom five.
  • Arles-Avignon have failed to score in their last five league games, setting a new record for this season.
  • If they fail to beat Lille, Arles-Avignon will break the all-time record of most consecutive games without a win in a single Ligue 1 season (currently 20).
  • Lille have failed to win any of their last three league games, their worst run since October.
  • Lille have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine league matches, currently the longest run.
  • Arles-Avignon have lost all four of their previous trips to top-five teams this season, conceding 14 goals in the process.
  • Moussa Sow has netted 12 goals in 14 Ligue 1 starts at the Stadium Lille Metropole this term.
  • Moussa Sow alone has scored more goals (21) than the whole Arles-Avignon team (16) this season in Ligue 1.

Rennes - Bordeaux

  • The last two league encounters between these teams at the Route de Lorient stadium have produced 11 goals.
  • Rennes have won just one of their last eight league encounters against Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
  • Bordeaux have lost only one of their eight league matches this term against sides currently ranked in the top five.
  • Rennes have failed to win any of their last six league games, their worst run this season.
  • Rennes have lost their last three league matches, currently the longest run of defeats.
  • Bordeaux have drawn each of their last three away Ligue 1 games.
  • A league-high 14 different Rennes players have scored this season.
  • 28 of the 40 Bordeaux goals have come after the half-time break, the highest percentage this term in Ligue 1.

Sochaux - Nancy

  • Sochaux have won just one of their last eight league encounters with Nancy.
  • Sochaux have won their last two home games in Ligue 1, both thanks to goals scored after the 80th minute.
  • Sochaux have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine league encounters with Nancy.
  • Four of the last five Sochaux goals in Ligue 1 have been headed.
  • Sochaux have scored 47 goals at this stage of the season for the first time since 1984/85.
  • Only Lille have scored more goals at home (31) than Sochaux (30) this term in Ligue 1.
  • Nancy have failed to win any of their last four league games.

Paris SG - Valenciennes

  • Paris SG have won their last two competitive encounters with Valenciennes, both away from home, scoring five goals in the process.
  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last four trips to the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1: one win followed by three consecutive draws.
  • The last seven competitive matches between these teams have all seen both sides score.
  • Paris SG are unbeaten in 10 consecutive home games in Ligue 1 for the first time since 2003/04.
  • Valenciennes have scored in each of their last six away league games, currently the longest run.
  • Valenciennes have drawn more games than any other side in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year (eight).
  • Valenciennes have scored first in each of their last five league games but have won just one of these matches.
  • Nene has scored four goals in his last three league appearances against Valenciennes.
  • PSG have benefitted from a league-high five own goals this season.

Marseille - Auxerre

  • Auxerre are unbeaten in their last three league encounters with Marseille, winning one and drawing two.
  • Marseille have picked-up on average 2.5 points per league game since the turn of the year.
  • Auxerre have lost four of their last five trips to Marseille in the league, however they won the most recent.
  • Only two of the 24 Auxerre trips to Marseille in Ligue 1 history have seen the visitors score more than once.
  • Auxerre have picked-up a league-high 13 points this term in games against sides currently ranked in the top five.
  • Auxerre have drawn a league-high 17 games this season, 13 of these have ended 1-1.
  • Didier Deschamps has won just one of his 12 league encounters against Auxerre as a manager.
  • Auxerre are unbeaten in their last five league games, winning two and drawing three.
  • Auxerre have kept the joint-fewest clean sheets in Ligue 1 this season (six).
  • The last three Auxerre goals in Ligue 1 have all come from defenders.

Montpellier - Brest

  • Montpellier are unbeaten in their last six top-flight encounters with Brest in the top flight, winning two and drawing four.
  • Brest have failed to win any of their last eight trips to Montpellier in all competitions.
  • Only Arles-Avignon have conceded as many goals as Brest in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year (22).
  • Brest have failed to win any of their last 10 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Montpellier have won just one of their last nine competitive games.
  • Montpellier have failed to win any of their last four home league games, losing three and drawing one, their longest winless run at the Mosson stadium since their promotion in 2009.

Nice - Caen

  • Caen have failed to win any of their last four league encounters with Nice in the top flight: one defeat followed by three consecutive draws.
  • Caen have lost their last three away games, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • Caen have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 12 away games in the top flight, currently the longest run.
  • Caen have conceded a league-high eight penalties this term.
  • Eric Mouloungui has scored in each of his last three Ligue 1 appearances at the Ray stadium.
  • Nice have scored a league-high seven goals in the second-half injury time this season.
  • The last six Caen goals have been scored either by Romain Hamouma (three) or Youssef El Arabi (three).
  • Nice have failed to win any of their last nine Ligue 1 games played in May, their last win on the fifth month of the year was against Caen in 2008.

Toulouse - Lyon

  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last six Ligue 1 encounters with Toulouse, winning four at home and drawing twice away.
  • Lyon have failed to score in their last four trips to Toulouse in the top flight.
  • Toulouse have suffered seven home defeats this term in Ligue 1, they have never lost eight home matches in a single season.
  • Toulouse have won none of their last five home games in Ligue 1, picking-up only one point on the process.
  • A Lyon player has been sent-off in each of their last three trips to Toulouse in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse have yet to beat a team any of the current top-five sides this season in Ligue 1, drawing twice and losing on seven occasions.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored more Ligue 1 goals against Toulouse than versus any other opponents (six goals).

St Etienne - Monaco

  • Monaco have lost their last three trips to St Etienne in the top flight, failing to score in the process.
  • Monaco have failed to win any of their last seven Ligue 1 encounters with St Etienne, conceding 15 goals in the process.
  • Monaco have scored in four consecutive games for the first time this season in Ligue 1.
  • Monaco have won three of their last four league fixtures.
  • None of the last six Monaco games have ended in a draw, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne have scored in 14 of their 15 home games this season in Ligue 1.
  • Dimitri Payet has scored four goals in his last three Ligue 1 appearances at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.

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