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Michael Taylor 18th Dec 2009 - 16:14

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - December 19-20

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Bordeaux-Lorient

  • Bordeaux have won their last four Ligue 1 games, keeping clean sheets in each of those games.
  • Bordeaux are the only side yet to concede a goal in the second-half at home this season.
  • Lorient have never won at Bordeaux in the league (two defeats, three draws).
  • Lorient have only won once in 10 league encounters against the current champions.
  • Yoann Gourcuff has so far won both of his matches against his father, Christian Gourcuff, who currently manages Lorient.

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Boulogne-sur-Mer-Sochaux

  • Boulogne have lost 10 of their last 12 Ligue 1 games and have not kept a clean sheet in their last 13 Ligue 1 games.
  • Sochaux have failed to score more than one goal in their last seven games.
  • Sochaux have failed to win any of their last 14 league trips to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.
  • Tunisian international Yassin Mikari has netted two goals in his last three league appearances after failing to do so in his first 26.
  • Sochaux have won 58% of their matches with Jeremy Brechet this season in Ligue 1 (seven out of 12) and 0% without him (one draw and three defeats).

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Grenoble-Nice

  • Both encounters between these two sides last season ended 0-0.
  • Nice have never won at Grenoble in the top flight (two defeats, one draw).
  • Grenoble have scored 10 goals against Nice in the top flight, only against Toulouse they have netted as many.
  • Grenoble have not scored in the first-half of their last 14 Ligue 1 games.
  • Nice have lost their last four games, the longest current run in Ligue 1.

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Montpellier-Nancy

  • Nancy have never won at la Mosson stadium in the top flight: four defeats, two draws and only two goals scored.
  • Only Bordeaux have picked up more points than Montpellier at home in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Nancy have scored in all their away games this season.
  • Montpellier are the only side yet to concede a goal in the first-half of games at home this season.

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Rennes-Paris SG

  • Rennes have won their last five league encounters against PSG, conceding only one goal in the process.
  • Paris SG centre half Mamadou Sakho has scored two own goals in his only two appearances against Rennes.
  • Jimmy Briand has netted three goals in his last four appearances against Paris.
  • PSG have failed to score a single goal in their last three trips to Rennes in the league.
  • PSG have never kept a clean sheet away from home this season.

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Valenciennes-Lens

  • Lens are unbeaten in their last eight league meetings against Valenciennes in the top flight (five wins, three draws).
  • Lens have won their last three trips to the Nungesser stadium in the league.
  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last six home games. Only Lille are on a better current run.
  • Lens have scored a goal in each of their last seven games, the best run currently in Ligue 1.
  • Toifilou Maoulida has scored in his last two games for Lens.

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St Etienne-Marseille

  • Marseille have won six of their last seven league meetings against St Etienne.
  • St Etienne have won none of their last five games, the longest current run in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne not scored at home in their last four league games..
  • Marseille have the best attacking record away from home in Ligue 1 this season with 20 goals.
  • Marseille left back Taye Taiwo has netted two goals in his last three appearances against St Etienne.

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Auxerre-Toulouse

  • Auxerre's last two games have ended 0-0.
  • Toulouse have never scored more than two goals in a league match against Auxerre.
  • Toulouse have only taken one point from their last seven trips to Auxerre in the league (six defeats, one draw).
  • André-Pierre Gignac and Ireneusz Jelen are the top scorers in Ligue 1 this year (2009).
  • Auxerre's games have seen the fewest goals in Ligue 1 this season (30).

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Lille-Le Mans

  • Lille have won their last four Ligue 1 matches, scoring four goals in each.
  • If Lille manage to score four goals against Le Mans, they will equal the all-time record held by Reims, of five consecutive matches with at least four goals scored, in 1952.
  • Le Mans have lost all of their away matches this season in Ligue 1.
  • Le Mans have just won two consecutive games, their best run in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Le Mans have scored more goals at Lille than at any other away ground in the top flight: seven.
  • Yohan Cabaye has scored a penalty in each of the last four match days.

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Monaco-Lyon

  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last four matches against Monaco in Ligue 1: three wins and one draw.
  • Lyon have won their last two trips to the Louis II stadium in the league, keeping a clean sheet in both matches.
  • Monaco have beaten Lyon 40 times in the league, no other team has won as many matches against the seven-times champions.
  • Lyon have always scored away from home in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Monaco have not scored in open play at home since 13 September.

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