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Rupert Wyman 3rd Mar 2011 - 16:09

Ligue 1 Opta Facts 5th-6th March

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Caen - St Etienne

  • St Etienne have lost seven of their 10 trips to Caen in the top flight.
  • St Etienne have failed to score in seven of their last eight trips to Caen in the top flight.
  • Caen's Damien Marcq has picked up more yellow cards than any other player this season in Ligue 1 (10).
  • St Etienne have lost their last three league matches, currently the joint-longest run.
  • Referee Antony Gautier has showed the most red cards this season in Ligue 1 (six).
  • St Etienne have suffered three defeats despite having scored first, a league record this season.
  • St Etienne have scored in 22 games, a league record this season, shared with Lille.
  • The last two league fixtures involving Caen have seen a side come back from two goals down.
  • Caen have won the most league games against teams from the top-half of the table this season (six)
  • St Etienne starlet Dimitri Payet has failed to score in his last 17 hours of league football.
  • St Etienne have conceded a league-high 13 goals in the last 15 minutes of play.

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Lorient - Nancy

  • Nancy have lost three of their last four trips to Lorient in Ligue 1.
  • Lorient are unbeaten in their last nine home games in Ligue 1, winning seven and drawing two.
  • Lorient have scored a league-high seven goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.
  • Nancy have the worst record in the league since the turn of the year (three points and a -9 goal difference).
  • Nancy have yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season.
  • Nancy have lost their last four away games in Ligue 1.
  • Kevin Gameiro has netted a league-high 47% of his team's goals this season.
  • Kevin Gameiro has scored four goals in his five league appearances against Nancy since joining Lorient.

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Montpellier - Rennes

  • Rennes have won just one of their last nine trips to Montpellier in the league.
  • Montpellier have won their last two league encounters against Rennes.
  • Rennes are on a run of four consecutive wins in Ligue 1.
  • Three of Joris Marveaux's five Ligue 1 goals have come against Rennes.
  • The last two league encounters between these teams have produced four red cards.
  • Victor Montaño has netted a goal in each of the last three match days.
  • Montpellier have kept a clean sheet in the last 324 minutes of league action.
  • Matches involving Montpellier have seen a league-high nine red cards this season.
  • Montpellier have conceded fewer goals than any other side after the half-time break this season in Ligue 1 (eight).

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Nice - Lens

  • Lens have kept a clean sheet in their last four league encounters against Nice.
  • The last six league meetings between these teams have produced only four goals.
  • Nice have won just two of their last 22 top-flight encounters against Lens.
  • Lens have failed to win their last 11 away games in the top flight, also failing to score in the last three.
  • Laszlo Bölöni has lost all of his previous four trips to Nice as a Ligue 1 manager.
  • 14 of the 32 goals scored by David Bellion in Ligue 1 have come in braces.
  • Nice are the only Ligue 1 team who have picked up at least one yellow card in all of their games this season.
  • Nice's top scorer has scored only three goals (Emerse Faé and Danijel Ljuboja) this season in the league, fewer than any other side.
  • Nice have failed to win any of their five league games this season against teams currently ranked in the bottom five.

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Toulouse - Sochaux

  • Toulouse have won four of their last five encounters against Sochaux in Ligue 1.
  • None of their last 11 league meetings have ended in a draw.
  • Toulouse scored three headed goals in the first leg against Sochaux, a league record this season.
  • Paulo Machado delivered three assists in the first leg, a league record this season.
  • Toulouse have lost their last three league games, currently the longest run alongside St Etienne.
  • Sochaux have picked up three red cards in their last four league matches.
  • Toulouse have been on the losing side at half time on 12 occasions, a league record this season.
  • Two Sochaux players gave reached the 10-goal landmark this season in Ligue 1 (Modibo Maiga and Ideye Brown), only Lille register a similar duo.
  • 11 goals conceded by Sochaux have come from opposition defenders, a league record this season.

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Valenciennes - Monaco

  • Monaco have lost all of their last three trips to Valenciennes in the league; and the last two by a 3-1 score line.
  • Valenciennes are unbeaten in the last five match days, winning two and drawing three.
  • Gregory Pujol scored a brace in the first leg of this encounter.
  • Monaco have failed to win any of their last six away games in Ligue 1, drawing two and losing four.
  • Four red cards were shown in the last three league encounters between these teams at the Nungesser stadium.
  • Valenciennes have won three of their last four home games in the league.
  • Chu-Young Park has netted Monaco's last three goals, the South-Korean striker is the all-time Asian top scorer in Ligue 1 (22 goals).

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Auxerre - Paris SG

  • PSG are unbeaten in their last five trips to Auxerre in all competitions, winning two and drawing three.
  • The first leg of this encounter saw the fastest goal this season in Ligue 1, scored by Nene just 50 seconds into the game.
  • Auxerre have failed to win any of their last 12 games in the top flight, equalling their longest-ever winless streak.
  • PSG have scored two goals or more in a league-high 15 matches.
  • The last four league games at the Abbe-Deschamps stadium have all ended 1-1.
  • Auxerre have conceded the opening goal a record 17 times this season in Ligue 1.
  • PSG have kept a clean sheet for the last 341 minutes of league action, currently the longest run.
  • PSG have found the net in all of their last seven league meetings against Auxerre.
  • Auxerre have conceded more goals than any other side this season in the opening 15 minutes of games (eight).

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Brest - Bordeaux

  • Brest have won each of their last four league encounters against Bordeaux, scoring 12 goals and conceding just one.
  • Bordeaux have lost on their last three trips to Brittany in Ligue 1, conceding 10 goals in the process.
  • New Brest signing Jonathan Ayite has netted three goals in his two Ligue 1 appearances at the Francis Le Ble stadium.
  • Bordeaux lost 0-2 at home in the first leg of this encounter despite having 66% of possession.
  • Brest have never trailed at half time at the Francis Le Ble stadium this season in Ligue 1.
  • Brest have given away just two points after taking the lead in games, a joint-record this season in the top flight.
  • Alex Dupont has yet to be defeated against Bordeaux as a Ligue 1 manager, winning one and drawing two.
  • A league-high 38% of the goals scored by Brest have come in the last 15 minutes of games.

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Lyon - Arles-Avignon

  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last nine league games at the Gerland stadium, winning six and drawing three.
  • Arles-Avignon have opened the scoring in six games this season but failed to win any of them.
  • Five different substitutes have scored for Lyon (Briand, Lacazette, Lisandro, Pied and Pjanic), a Ligue 1 record this season.
  • Arles-Avignon managed to draw 1-1 in the first leg of this encounter, their only point against any of the clubs currently ranked in the top five spots.
  • Arles-Avignon have failed to win any of their last 13 league games, establishing the longest winless run by any Ligue 1 team this season.
  • Arles-Avignon have drawn their last three games, this is their longest unbeaten run this season in the league.
  • Arles-Avignon have managed to score in two consecutive matches for the first time ever in Ligue 1.
  • Lyon have scored more Ligue 1 goals than any other side since the turn of the year (13).
  • Faruk Hadzibegic has yet to win an away game as a Ligue 1 manager (six draws and 18 defeats).
  • Only one of the 45 goals conceded by Arles-Avignon this term in the top flight has come in the opening 15 minutes of games.
  • Lyon have yet to concede a first-half goal at the Gerland stadium this season in Ligue 1.

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Marseille - Lille

  • Lille have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight league encounters against Marseille.
  • Marseille are unbeaten in their last nine league games, currently the longest run (five wins and four draws).
  • Marseille have won three of their last four league meetings against LOSC.
  • Marseille are currently on a run of four consecutive wins in Ligue 1.
  • Lille have failed to win any of their five league encounters this season against other sides currently ranked in the top five spots.
  • OM are undefeated in their last 11 home games in the top flight, winning seven and drawing four.
  • Marseille have earned more points than any other Ligue 1 side since the turn of the year (16).
  • Lille have opened the scoring in a league-high 18 games this term.
  • Moussa Sow's next Ligue 1 goal will be his 30th in the French top flight.

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