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Nic Ladds 14th Dec 2009 - 15:09

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - December 15 - 16

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Valenciennes - Auxerre 

  • Auxerre have won four matches against current top 5 teams, a league-high this season.
  • Auxerre have been defeated in their last two league trips to the Nungesser stadium, conceding five goals and failing to score in the process.
  • VAFC are unbeaten in their last five home matches in the league.
  • Auxerre have the best defensive record on the road, having only conceded four goals in seven away matches.
  • No player has been directly involved in more goals than Valenciennes playmaker Fahid Ben Khalfallah this season (four goals, seven assists).

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Le Mans - Grenoble

  • Grenoble have so far managed to stay unbeaten in their only two top-flight encounters against Le Mans (one win, one draw).
  • Le Mans have kept only one clean sheet this season, a league-low.
  • Grenoble have yet to win on the road this season.
  • Former Liverpool striker Anthony Le Tallec has scored in the last three match days.
  • Grenoble striker Nassim Akrour has failed to score in his last 1359 minutes on play in the league.

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Lorient - Marseille

  • Lorient are one of only two teams that remain unbeaten at home this season in the league, however their last defeat at the Moustoir stadium  was against Marseille (1-2 on April 19th 2009).
  • Marseille have won 2-1 in their last two league trips at Lorient, despite going 1-0 down on both occasions.
  • Marseille have scored a league-high 18 away goals this season.
  • There has not been a single goal during the first half hour of matches played at the Moustoir stadium this season.
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored in his last three league appearances against Marseille.

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Lyon - Boulogne-sur-Mer

  • Lyon have now gone five consecutive league matches without a win, their worst run since 2006/07.
  • Lyon are ranked 9th, their worst position under manager Claude Puel.
  • Lyon have already lost twice at Gerland this season in the league, they had only been defeated once at home last term.
  • Boulogne have lost their last three away matches in Ligue 1, failing to score in the process.
  • Boulogne have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 league fixtures, currently the longest run in Ligue 1.

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Monaco - Rennes

  • Monaco have lost their last three league matches, currently the longest run alongside Nice.
  • Monaco have scored only one goal in the last five match days, from the penalty spot against Valenciennes.
  • Rennes have won three of their last four trips to Monaco in Ligue 1.
  • Rennes have won their last two Ligue 1 fixtures, however they will be without their top scorer Asamoah Gyan, who is suspended.
  • Jimmy Briand has netted three goals against Monaco during his Ligue 1 career, he has only scored more against Nice (four).

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Montpellier - Bordeaux

  • Both teams have won their last three league matches.
  • Montpellier have won their last six matches at La Mosson stadium, currently the longest run.
  • Montpellier have failed to score only once this season in Ligue 1, a record.
  • However Bordeaux have conceded the fewest goals this season (10) and kept the most clean sheets (also 10).
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last six visits at La Mosson stadium in the league, winning three and drawing three.
  • Only one of the last 29 Bordeaux league matches has ended in a draw.

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Nancy - Nice

  • Nancy have lost their last four home matches, their worst ever run at the Marcel-Picot stadium.
  • Nice have lost their last three league fixtures, currently the longest run alongside Monaco.
  • Nice have won their last three league meetings against Nancy
  • Nice attacking midfielder Mahamane Traore scored in both encounters between these two sides last season.
  • Nice have received nine red cards since last season, more than any other side.

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Paris SG - Lens

  • Paris SG have won three of their last four Ligue 1 fixtures, scoring nine goals in the process.
  • Lens have scored in their last six league fixtures, currently the longest run.
  • Lens have never kept a clean sheet on the road this season in Ligue 1.
  • The last two competitive meetings between these two sides have been in the league cup, PSG winning on both occasions (2-0 in the quarter finals last season and 2-1 in the final in 2007/08).
  • Lens have won in five of their last six trips to the Parc des Princes stadium in the top flight.

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