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Stuart Dalgleish 5th Aug 2015 - 12:59

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - 7-9 August

Lille v Paris Saint-Germain

  • Lille have only lost one of their last 12 opening games of a Ligue 1 season (W6 D5), against Lorient in 2009 (1-2).
  • PSG have only won once in their last nine opening games of a Ligue 1 season (D5 L3), against St Etienne in 2010 (3-1).
  • Lille have only won one of their last 10 league games against Paris SG (D5 L4).
  • Lille are winless in their last five Ligue 1 games against the title holder (D3 L2).
  • PSG have won their last nine league games, their best run in the top-flight.
  • PSG have lost only five of their last 44 away games in Ligue 1 (W26 D13).
  • PSG have scored 2+ goals in each of their last 11 games in Ligue 1.
  • Sofiane Boufal has been involved in four of Lille's last five goals in Ligue 1 (1 goal, 3 assists).
  • Only Max Gradel (13) has scored more goals in Ligue 1 in 2015 than Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani (11 both).
  • Javier Pastore has made nine assists in Ligue 1 in 2015, more than any other current player.

 

Bordeaux v Reims

  • Bordeaux have won none of their last eight Ligue 1 games against Reims (D6 L2).
  • None of Bordeaux's last 14 opening games of a Ligue 1 season have ended in a draw (W9 L5).
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last five Ligue 1 games (W2 D3).
  • Bordeaux have only lost two of their last 23 home games in Ligue 1 (W13 D8), failing to score only once in this run.
  • Reims have only won one of their last 14 opening games of a Ligue 1 season (D7 L6).
  • Reims have lost 11 Ligue 1 games in 2015, more than any other current team in the top-flight.
  • None of Reims' last 11 games in Ligue 1 have ended in a draw (W4 L7).
  • Reims have only won four of their last 25 away games in Ligue 1 (D5 L16).
  • Reims have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 away league games.
  • Aissa Mandi scored six goals in Ligue 1 2014/15, more than any other defender.

 

Nantes v Guingamp

  • Nantes have won their last three Ligue 1 games against Guingamp, all with a 1-0 scoreline.
  • Nantes have lost only one of their nine home Ligue 1 games against Guingamp (W5 D3), keeping a clean sheet six times.
  • Nantes have only won one of their last nine games in the top-flight (D3 L5).
  • Nantes have won none of their last five games in Ligue 1 (D2 L3), the longest current wait in the division.
  • Guingamp have won none of their last six opening games of a Ligue 1 season (D2 L4), losing the last three.
  • Guingamp have won three of their last five league games (L2).
  • Guingamp picked up seven red cards in Ligue 1 2014/15, more than any other team.
  • 18 of Guingamp's 21 goals in Ligue 1 in 2015 have been scored by the duo Claudio Beauvue-Christophe Mandanne, both of whom have left this summer.
  • Sloan Privat has scored 14 headed goals in Ligue 1 since 2011/12, more than any other player.
  • Nicolas Benezet has been involved in four goals in his last three Ligue 1 games (3 goals, 1 assist).

 

Troyes v GFC Ajaccio

  • GFC Ajaccio will become the 74th team to play in Ligue 1 and the third from Corsica.
  • GFC Ajaccio suffered their heaviest defeat in Ligue 2 in 2014/15 against Troyes (4-0).
  • Troyes have failed to win 10+ games in their last four Ligue 1 seasons (9 in 2005/06 & 2006/07, 8 in 2012/13, 7 in 2002/03).
  • Troyes have won 26.9% of their Ligue 1 games, fewer than any other current team in the top-flight.
  • Troyes have only won two of their last 15 opening games of a Ligue 1 season (D2 L11), in 1974/75 and 2001/02.
  • Troyes have only lost one of their last eight home games in Ligue 1 (W4 D3).
  • Eight of GFC Ajaccio's last 11 goals in Ligue 2 have been scored in the first half.
  • Grégory Pujol has scored 71 goals in Ligue 1, more than any other French player currently in the top-flight.
  • Benjamin Nivet scored Troyes's last goal in Ligue 1, in May 2013 against Valenciennes. He has been involved in three of Troyes's last five competitive goals against GFC Ajaccio (2 goals, 1 assist).
  • Jean-Marc Furlan has won only 23% of his Ligue 1 games as a manager, the second lowest ratio amongst managers with 150+ games in Ligue 1 (after Didier Notheaux - 22%).

 

Montpellier v Angers

  • Montpellier have won their two top-flight encounters against Angers, both during the 1993/94 season.
  • Angers will play their first Ligue 1 game since May 1994, which was against Sochaux.
  • Angers won only four games in their last Ligue 1 campaign in 1993/94. Since then, only Arles-Avignon in 2010/11 (3) have won fewer games in a season.
  • Angers have won only four of their last 56 Ligue 1 games (D21 L31).
  • Montpellier will play at home in their opening game of a Ligue 1 season for the 10th time in a row (W3 D5 L1).
  • Montpellier are unbeaten in their last 17 home Ligue 1 games against promoted teams (W9 D8).
  • Montpellier have failed to score more than one goal in their last eight league games.
  • Anthony Mounier has been involved in four of Montpellier's last six goals in Ligue 1 (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Ryad Boudebouz has scored all the 16 penalties he has taken in Ligue 1, the best current run amongst players of the European Top five leagues.
  • Montpellier is the Ligue 1 team that Gilles Sunu faced the most without scoring (8 games).

 

 

Nice v Monaco

  • Monaco picked up 38 league points away from home in Ligue 1 2014/15, more than any other team.
  • Monaco won 12 away games in Ligue 1 2014/15, their best tally in a top-flight season.
  • Monaco have only lost one of their last eight opening games of a Ligue 1 season played away from home (W5 D2).
  • Nice have only won three of their last 15 home league games (D6 L6).
  • Monaco won nine games 1-0 in Ligue 1 2014/15, more than any other team in the Top 5 leagues.
  • Monaco have scored in their last seven away games in the top-flight, the best current run in Ligue 1.
  • Nice have failed to score in six of their last nine opening games of a Ligue 1 season.
  • Nice have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six Ligue 1 games.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has been involved in two goals in his last two Ligue 1 games (1 goal, 1 assist).
  • João Moutinho has been involved in four of Monaco's last six goals in the top-flight (2 goals, 2 assists).

 

Marseille v Caen

  • Marseille have won 44.4% of their Ligue 1 games, the best ratio amongst the current top-flight teams.
  • Marseille have won none of their last three home games against Caen in Ligue 1 (D1 L2).
  • Marseille have only won one of their last five opening games of a Ligue 1 season played at home (D1 L3), against Bordeaux in 2004 (1-0).
  • Marseille have won their last four league games, their best run since August 2014 (8).
  • Caen have won their last three opening games of a Ligue 1 season (6 goals scored, 1 conceded), including a win at Marseille in 2010 (2-1).
  • Caen are unbeaten in their last four league games (W2 D2).
  • Caen have only won one of their last five away games in Ligue 1 (D2 L2).
  • Caen have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 away games in the top-flight, the longest current run in the top-flight.
  • Michy Batshuayi scored six goals as a substitute in Ligue 1 2014/15, more than any other player.
  • Abou Diaby and Lassana Diarra have lost none of the nine competitive games when they were together on the field (W8 D1 - France & Arsenal).

 

Lyon v Lorient

  • Lyon have only lost one of their 11 home Ligue 1 games against Lorient (W8 D2).
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last 11 opening games of a Ligue 1 season (W9 D2), the best run amongst the 20 current teams.
  • Lyon have lost three of their last 12 league games, as many as during their previous 24.
  • Lorient will play their opening games of a Ligue 1 season away from home for the 10th time in a row (W5 D3 L1).
  • Lorient have only won two of their last nine games in Ligue 1 (D3 L4), both away from home.
  • Lorient have lost none of their last four away games in the top-flight (W2 D2).
  • Lyon have scored in each of their last 17 home games in Ligue 1, the best current run in Ligue 1.
  • Clinton N'Jie has been involved in three of Lyon's last five goals against Lorient in Ligue 1 (2 goals, 1 assist). He was involved in six goals in his last six games in the top-flight (3 goals, 3 assists).
  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (48) and Lionel Messi (43) scored more league goals in 2014/15 than Alexandre Lacazette (27) amongst the Top 5 leagues.
  • Alexandre Lacazette has scored three goals in his last two opening games of a Ligue 1 season (2 against Nice in 2013, 1 against Rennes in 2014).

 

Bastia v Rennes

  • Bastia have won three of their last four Ligue 1 encounters against Rennes (L1).
  • Bastia are unbeaten in their last eight opening games of a Ligue 1 season (W4 D4).
  • Bastia have only lost one of their last 10 home games in Ligue 1 (W6 D3).
  • Rennes have lost their last three league games, all 0-1.
  • Rennes have only won two of their last 10 away games in the top-flight (D3 L5).
  • Rennes have failed to score in their last four league games, the longest current drought in Ligue 1.
  • Floyd Ayité was involved in four of Bastia's last six home goals in Ligue 1 (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Gaël Danic has been involved in Bastia's last three goals in the top-flight (1 goal, 2 assists).
  • Kamil Grosicki has made the assist in three of Rennes's last four goals in Ligue 1.
  • Philippe Montanier has lost three of his four games against Bastia as a manager in Ligue 1 (W1).

 

Toulouse v St Etienne

  • Toulouse have lost none of their last six league encounters against St Etienne (W3 D3).
  • St Etienne have won eight of their last 11 league games (D2 L1).
  • St Etienne have only won four of their last 14 away games in the top-flight (D7 L3).
  • Toulouse have only lost one of their 14 opening games of a Ligue 1 season played at home (W7 D6).
  • None of Toulouse's last 42 games in Ligue 1 have ended in a 0-0 draw, the longest current run without a stalemate.
  • Toulouse have scored in each of their last 11 home games in Ligue 1.
  • Toulouse have kept a clean sheet in only four of their last 21 home games in the top-flight.
  • Oscar Trejo has scored in three of his last four home games in Ligue 1.
  • Nolan Roux has scored in each of his last three Ligue 1 games against Toulouse.
  • Kevin Monnet-Paquet has failed to score in 13 league games against Toulouse, his longest drought without a goal.

 

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