Ligue 1 Opta Facts Matchday 5
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Evian TG v Bastia
Evian TG have failed to win in their last seven league games (D2, L5).
Bastia are the only team to have conceded the opening goal in each of the four matchdays this season.
None of the Bastia's last 17 top-flight games have ended in a draw (W8, L9).
Bastia have scored 86% of their goals in Ligue 1 2012/13 in the second half of games (six out of seven).
Both Bastia away games this season in the league have ended 3-2 (W1 L1).
Lyon v Ajaccio
Ajaccio have suffered more Ligue 1 defeats against Lyon (13) than versus any other opposition.
Ajaccio have lost 10 of their previous11 trips to Lyon in the top division.
The two league games between these teams last season ended in 1-1 draws.
Lyon are unbeaten against Ajaccio since February 1973.
Lyon have managed to score in each of their last 21 home league games, longest current run.
Brazilian winger Michel Bastos has scored in all of his three Ligue 1 appearances this term, finding the net on average every 48 minutes.
Nancy v Marseille
Marseille have won their last seven meetings in the top division against Nancy.
Nancy have lost their last four home games against Marseille in Ligue 1, conceding 10 goals in the process.
Nancy have lost only one of their last eight home matches in Ligue 1.
Marseille have won their last four top-flight games, the best current run in the league.
The current leaders have scored only one first-half goal this season in the league.
Nancy have converted just two of the 29 shots they have attempted this term in Ligue 1.
André-Pierre Gignac is the Ligue 1 player who has attempted the most shots (25) this season.
Nice v Brest
Brest are unbeaten against Nice since their promotion in 2010/11 (W1, D3).
Nice have failed to score in their last three league games against Brest.
Only three goals have been scored in their last four meetings in Ligue 1.
Nice have failed to win their last four top division matches at their Ray stadium (D2, L2)
Brest have lost their last two away games in Ligue 1, failing to score and conceding five goals.
Brest have won only two of their last 34 away games in the league.
Two of the Brest's three league goals this season have been scored in the 90th minute.
Paris SG v Toulouse
Paris have won their last five meetings in Ligue 1 against Toulouse.
Paris are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games (W8, D5).
This season, PSG have yet to win at home in Ligue 1 (D2).
Toulouse are unbeaten in their last four away games in the top-flight (W1, D3).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored all of Paris' four goals this season in Ligue 1.
Toulouse's Wissam Ben Yedder is the only Ligue 1 player this term to have scored with both feet and his head.
Reims v Montpellier
No promoted side has managed to beat a title holder in Ligue 1 since Caen in August 2009.
Montpellier have won four of their last five away Ligue 1 games.
Two of Reims' three goals this season have been own goals from opposition players.
All five goals conceded by Montpellier this season in Ligue 1 have come in the last 30 minutes of play.
Montpellier's Emanuel Herrera is the only Ligue 1 player to have scored in two away games this season.
Rennes v Lorient
Lorient have won only three of their 16 league fixtures against Rennes.
Lorient have failed to win an away L1 game since August 6th 2011 (20 winless games), their longest ever run without success on the road in the top flight.
Since May 2012, Rennes is the team with the most Ligue 1 defeats (six).
Jonathan Pitroipa has scored in each of his two games against Lorient in Ligue 1.
Since 2011/12, Alain Traore is the league player who has scored the most goals from outside the box (six).
St Etienne v Sochaux
Sochaux have won only one of their last 13 trips to St Etienne in Ligue 1.
Sochaux have lost 13 of their last 18 away games in the top-flight.
Sochaux are the Ligue 1 team with the most of defeats (13) since the beginning of 2012.
Following Wissam Ben Yedder's goal conceded on the 18th of August (vs. Toulouse), St Etienne have scored eight goals without reply.
Sochaux's Pierrick Cros is the only Ligue 1 goalkeeper who has conceded more goals (nine) than he has made saves (seven) this season.
Troyes v Lille
In their 20 Ligue 1 fixtures, Troyes and Lille have nine wins each and two draws.
Troyes have lost only one of their last six league meetings vs. Lille.
Lille have taken 43 out of 45 possible points in their last 15 league games against promoted teams (W14, D1).
50% of Lille's goals have been scored by defenders in Ligue 1 this term.
Troyes, Mounir Obbadi has scored in the last two league matchdays.
Valenciennes v Bordeaux
Bordeaux won 2-1 twice last season against Valenciennes.
Valenciennes have managed to score in all of their last 13 league meetings vs. Bordeaux.
Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last six away games in Ligue 1 (W4, D2)
Bordeaux have yet to trail during a Ligue 1 game this season.
Francis Gillot has never lost a Ligue 1 game at Valenciennes during his managerial career (W2, D3).