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Rich 14th Aug 2013 - 14:31

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - Matchday 2 - August 16-18th

Sochaux - Lyon

  • Sochaux have only won three of their last 21 Ligue 1 games against Lyon (D4, L14). They have conceded at least one goal in each of their last seven encounters.
  • None of the last 62 Ligue 1 games between Sochaux and Lyon have ended with a 0-0 draw. The last one was on 15th May 1971 at Lyon.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last three away Ligue 1 games (two wins against Montpellier and Nancy and a draw against Nice).
  • Lyon have won 46 games against Sochaux in Ligue 1 (D14, L31), their favourite victim.
  • Clément Grenier has scored in four of his last five games for Lyon. He has been involved in 11 of Lyon's last 26 goals in Ligue 1 (42%) with seven goals and four assists.
  • Simon Pouplin made seven saves in the opening game of the season, more than any other goalkeeper.
  • Gaël Danic has failed to score in his 12 games played against Sochaux.
  • Alexandre Lacazette scored his first Ligue 1 goal against Sochaux (30th October 2010). He scored a brace last week in the 4-0 victory against Nice.

Marseille - Evian TG

  • Marseille are unbeaten in their last eight home games in Ligue 1 (W6, D2). Their last home defeat was on 3rd February 2013 (3-1 vs Nancy).
  • Marseille have only lost one of their last 13 Ligue 1 games (W8, D4).
  • Evian TG have lost their last four away games in Ligue 1.
  • In their last five official encounters, neither side has managed an away win (four home victories and one draw).
  • Evian TG had eight shots on target in their first game of the season, more than any other team.
  • Only Valenciennes (19) had more shots in their first game than Marseille (16).
  • André-Pierre Gignac has scored 50% of Marseille's last 12 goals in Ligue 1 (6). No player has scored the opening goal of a game more times than him since 2012/13 (9).
  • Dimitri Payet has been involved in 27 Ligue 1 goals since 2012/13 (14 goals, 13 assists), more than any other French player in the top four European leagues and Ligue 1.

Bastia - Valenciennes

  • Bastia have lost only one of their last 12 Ligue 1 home games against Valenciennes (W9, D2).
  • 16 goals have been scored in the last three competitive games between Bastia and Valenciennes (5.3 goals per game).
  • Valenciennes have only won two of their last 19 visits to Corsica (L13, D4).
  • Bastia have lost only one of their last seven home games in Ligue 1 (W4, D2). They have only conceded four goals during that period.
  • Bastia have never lost their first two games of a season since 1986.
  • Meanwhile, the last time Valenciennes won their two first games of a season was in 1979/80.
  • Bastia made 523 successful passes in their first game, more than any other team.
  • Despite that, Bastia were the only team without a single shot on target in their opening game.

Nice - Rennes

  • The 4-0 defeat in Lyon during the opening game was the first time that Nice lost a game by four goals or more in Ligue 1 since 1933/34 (4-0 V Marseille).
  • Nice have only lost two of their last 22 Ligue 1 games against Rennes (W13, D7).
  • Nice are unbeaten in their last eight Ligue 1 home games against a club from Brittany (W5, D3).
  • Rennes have lost six of their last seven away games in Ligue 1. They have conceded 15 goals during that period.
  • Rennes have only won one of their last eight away games in Ligue 1 (L6, D1).
  • Vincent Pajot's goal against Reims was his first goal in the top-flight (48 games played). It took him 38 shots before finding the net.
  • Dario Cvitanich has scored three goals in his two Ligue 1 games against Rennes.
  • None of Rennes' last 55 games have ended with a 0-0 draw, longest current streak in Ligue 1.

Reims - Lille

  • Reims are unbeaten in their last six home Ligue 1 games against Lille (W4, D2),
  • Reims have only won one of their last seven Ligue 1 games (D3, L3).
  • Lille have only lost two of their last 11 away games in Ligue 1 (W5, D4).
  • Lille have scored 2 goals or more in seven of their last nine away Ligue 1 games. However they have conceded at least one in 12 of their last 13 away games in the top-flight.
  • Lille have only lost two of their last 17 games in Ligue 1 (W10, D5).
  • Lille have only lost their first away game of a season once in the last eight seasons (W3, D4).
  • Salomon Kalou has been involved in three of the last four Lille's goals against Reims in Ligue 1 (two goals, one assist).
  • Five of Lille's last nine away goals in Ligue 1 have come from a set piece (four corners and one free-kick).
  • Grzegorz Krychowiak has scored four of the last seven Reims' goals at home in Ligue 1.

St Etienne - Guingamp

  • St Etienne have only won once in their four ligue 1 games against Guingamp and are winless in the last three (D1, L2).
  • 15 goals have been scored in the four league games between these two teams (avg. 3.75 goals per game).
  • Guingamp are unbeaten in their last seven competitive encounters against St Etienne (W4, D3).
  • Guingamp have only won one of their last 13 away games in Ligue 1 (D3, L9), scoring only four goals in this run.
  • St Etienne have only lost one of their last 14 league games against a promoted team (W9, D4).
  • St Etienne are unbeaten at home in Ligue 1 in 2013 (W6 D3).
  • Brandao has scored in each of his three competitive games for St Etienne this season (four goals).
  • Mustapha Yatabaré has scored eight goals in his last seven competitive games with Guingamp (Ligue 1 + Ligue 2).

Toulouse - Bordeaux

  • Toulouse have only lost four of their last 20 home encounters in Ligue 1 against Bordeaux (W8 D8).
  • Toulouse have won their first home league game in the last seven seasons.
  • Bordeaux are winless in their last seven away games in Ligue 1 (D3 L4).
  • Bordeaux have failed to score in four of their last five league games away from home.
  • Bordaux are winless in their last three away league games in Toulouse (D1 L2).
  • Wissam Ben Yedder has been involved in seven of Toulouse's last nine home goals in Ligue 1 (five goals, two assists).
  • 12 of Wissam Ben Yedder's 15 league goals last season were scored in the Stadium Municipal.
  • Cheick Diabate has scored two goals from his last two appearances for Bordeaux in Toulouse in Ligue 1.

Monaco - Montpellier

  • Monaco are unbeaten in their last 22 league encounters against Montpellier (W15 D7).
  • Montpellier have only won four of their 38 Ligue 1 games against Monaco (D12 L22).
  • Monaco average 2.05 points against Montpellier in the top-flight, more than against any other team (min. 15 games played).
  • Montpellier have failed to find the net in their last five league games against Monaco.
  • Monaco have won none of their last three home games in Ligue 1 (D2 L1).
  • Montpellier won only four of their 19 away games in Ligue 1 last season, their lowest tally in the top-flight since 2003/04 (two away wins).
  • Montpellier have lost their last six away league games.
  • Emmanuel Rivière has scored four goals in six games against Montpellier in Ligue 1, his favourite target in the top-flight.
  • Falcao has already scored a hat-trick in a competitive game played in the Stade Louis II - for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea in the 2012 European Supercup (4-1).


Lorient - Nantes

  • Lorient are unbeaten in their last four games against Nantes in the top-flight (W3 D1).
  • Lorient have lost only two of their eight league games against Nantes (W3 D3).
  • Lorient have only lost three of their 24 leagues games played against a promoted team (W14 D7).
  • Nantes have lost their last six away games in Ligue 1, scoring only two goals in the process (12 conceded).
  • Lorient have lost five of their last six league games, winning the other one.
  • Nantes have won none of their last nine league games against a team from Brittany (D3 L6).
  • Kevin Monnet-Paquet has scored nine of his 12 goals for Lorient in L1 at home.
  • Christian Gourcuff is unbeaten against Nantes as Lorient's manager (W3 D3).

Paris SG - Ajaccio

  • Ajaccio were the only club to keep a clean sheet in both games against PSG last season.
  • Ajaccio have won none of their last 12 away games in Ligue 1 (D8, L4).
  • The last Ligue 1 game lost by PSG at home was on 17th November 2012. The title holders have collected 32 of 36 possible points since then.
  • PSG have lost only one of their last seven Ligue 1 game against Ajaccio (2-4 on 6th May 2006) (W3, D3).
  • PSG are unbeaten in their last 12 Ligue 1 games (W9 D3) - the best current streak.
  • PSG have scored at least one goal in their last 12 Ligue 1 games - the best current streak.
  • Ajaccio have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight Ligue 1 games - the worst current streak.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been involved in 55.7% (39 out of 70) of PSG's goals in Ligue 1 since 2012/13 (30 goals, 9 assists).

 

 

 
 
 

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