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Simon Gott 1st Oct 2015 - 18:09

Ligue 1 Opta Facts Matchday 9 / 2nd-4th October 2015

 

Lyon - Reims

  • Lyon have won their last three encounters with Reims in Ligue 1, their best run against them in the top-flight.
  • Lyon have only kept a clean sheet once in their last 10 home league games against Reims.
  • Lyon have only lost twice in their last 21 home league games (W14, D5).
  • Reims have collected 15 points after their first eight Ligue 1 in 2015/16, their highest tally at this stage since 1974/75 (19 points - converted with the 3 points/win rule).
  • Reims have only lost two of their last 11 Ligue 1 games (W6, D3).
  • Reims have only won five of their last 29 away league games (D7, L17).
  • Three own goals have been scored in the last six league encounters between these teams.
  • Reims have kept two clean sheets in a row, the best current run in Ligue 1.
  • Only Edinson Cavani has scored more goals (17) than Claudio Beauvue (14) in Ligue 1 in 2015.
  • Olivier Guegan has won 47% of his league games as Reims' manager (7/15), the best win rate since Albert Batteux between 1950 and1963 (54%).

 

Troyes - Guingamp

  • Troyes have only won once in their six Ligue 1 games against Guingamp (D1, L4).
  • Troyes have failed to score in their last three Ligue 1 games against Guingamp.
  • Troyes are winless in their last nine Ligue 1 games (D4, L5).
  • Troyes are winless in their last five home Ligue 1 games, the longest current drought in Ligue 1.
  • Guingamp have collected 10 points in their first eight Ligue 1 games, their best tally at this stage since 2002/03 (12).
  • Guingamp have only lost once in their last five Ligue 1 games (W3, D1).
  • Guingamp have won their last three trips to a promoted team in Ligue 1.
  • Guingamp have lost five of their last six away Ligue 1 games.
  • Nill de Pauw has failed to score in his last 14 league games (Ligue 1 + Jupiler), his longest goal-drought since September 2013 (15).
  • Jean-Marc Furlan has only won 21.9% of his league games (35/160), the lowest win rate among Ligue 1 managers with a minimum of 150 games.

 

Nice - Nantes

  • Nice have only won 22% of their Ligue 1 games against Nantes (15/68), their lowest win rate against a current top-flight team.
  • Six of the last eight encounters between these teams in Nice have ended in a draw (W2 for Nice).
  • Nice have failed to score in four of their last five encounters with Nantes in Ligue 1.
  • Nice have won their last three Ligue 1 games, the best current run in the top-flight.
  • Nice have scored 20 goals in their first eight games in Ligue 1 2015/16, their best tally since 1975/76 (23).
  • Nice have conceded in their last 14 Ligue 1 games, the worst current run.
  • Alongside Toulouse, Nice are the only team not to have registered a single clean sheet in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Nantes have failed to find the net in 10 of their 14 away games in Ligue 1 in 2015.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa's last seven shots in Ligue 1 have all been on target (4 goals).
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has already scored six goals in Ligue 1 this season, the joint-best tally alongside Edinson Cavani. He has also equalled his highest tally in a Ligue 1 season (6 for Lyon in 2007/08 and 6 for Marseille in 2008/09).

 

Angers - Bastia

  • Angers are Bastia's favourite opponent in Ligue 1 (55% win percentage - 11/20).
  • None of the 10 clashes between these teams in Angers in Ligue 1 has ended in a draw (W7 for Angers, W3 Bastia).
  • Angers have already won as many games in Ligue 1 this season as in their previous one (4 in 1993/94).
  • Angers are the only team not to have conceded the first goal in a Ligue 1 game in 2015/16.
  • Bastia are winless in their last five away Ligue 1 games (D1, L4), their longest drought since January 2015 (6).
  • Bastia have only won twice on their last eight trips to a promoted club in Ligue 1 since their return to the top-flight (D4, L2).
  • Angers have scored seven goals from set pieces in Ligue 1 this season (2 penalties, 1 direct shot, 4 free kicks), more than any other team.
  • Angers have only conceded five goals in their first eight Ligue 1 games, their joint-best tally at this stage alongside 1979/80 (5).
  • Thomas Mangani has been involved in four of Angers' last five league goals (3 goals, 1 assist).
  • Ludovic Butelle has kept five clean sheets in Ligue 1 2015/16, more than in his previous two seasons with Lille between 2008 and 2010 (4 in 14 games).

 

GFC Ajaccio - Toulouse

  • GFC Ajaccio are unbeaten in their last four home competitive encounters with Toulouse (W3, D1).
  • Toulouse have only accrued seven points from their first eight league games, their lowest tally at this stage since 2003/04 (5).
  • Toulouse are winless in their last seven Ligue 1 games (D4, L3), their worst run since May 2014 (8).
  • Toulouse have lost 11 away league games in 2015, more than any other team.
  • GFC Ajaccio have failed to score in six of their eight Ligue 1 games in 2015/16, a high alongside Lille.
  • GFC Ajaccio are the only team not to have scored in the 2nd half in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Toulouse have conceded in 17 of their last 18 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Alongside Nice, Toulouse are the only team not to have kept a clean sheet in Ligue 1 this season.
  • Grégory Pujol has failed to score in his last 24 Ligue 1 games, his longest goal-drought in the top-flight.
  • Adrien Regattin has been involved in three of Toulouse's last five league goals (2 goals, 1 assist).

 

Monaco - Rennes

  • Monaco are unbeaten in their last five home league games against Rennes in Ligue 1 (W4, D1), keeping three clean sheets in this run.
  • Monaco haven't lost three home league games in a row since April 2008.
  • Rennes have collected 15 points from their first eight Ligue 1 games this season, their highest tally at this stage since 2011/12 (15).
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last seven Ligue 1 games (W4, D3), only Paris are currently on a better run (17).
  • Rennes have only lost twice in their last eight away league games (W3, D3).
  • Rennes have only kept a clean sheet twice in their last 11 Ligue 1 games.
  • Monaco have conceded 11 goals in their last five Ligue 1 games, more than in their previous 26 (10).
  • Seven different nationalities have scored for Rennes in Ligue 1 this season (France, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Poland, Algeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso), a league-high number.
  • Stephan El Shaarawy has attempted the joint-most shots without scoring in Ligue 1 this season (17 shots, 0 goals), alongside Yannis Salibur.
  • Paul-Georges Ntep has been involved in four of Rennes' last six league goals (2 goals, 2 assists).

 

Caen - St Etienne

  • Caen have won nine of their 13 home games against St Etienne in Ligue 1 (D1, L3).
  • St Etienne have failed to find the net on nine of their last 11 trips to Caen in Ligue 1.
  • Two of St Etienne's last five goals against Caen in Ligue 1 have been own-goals.
  • St Etienne have won their last three away league games in the top-flight, a first for the club in a single season since January 1980 (3).
  • St Etienne have scored the opening goal seven times in Ligue 1 this season, a league-high.
  • Caen are the only team yet to draw in Ligue 1 2015/16 (W5, L3).
  • Caen have won five of their last six home league games (L1), as many as in their previous 18.
  • Ronny Rodelin has been involved in three goals in his last four league games (2 goals, 1 assist) after having a hand in none in his previous 32.
  • Loïc Perrin has been involved in four goals in Ligue 1 2015/16 (3 goals, 1 assist), the joint-highest tally for a defender alongside Sébastien Squillaci (2 goals, 2 assists).
  • Patrice Garande has won 37% of his Ligue 1 games as Caen manager, a club-high figure.

 

Lorient - Bordeaux

  • Lorient have won none of their last eight league encounters with Bordeaux (D4, L4).
  • Three of the last four clashes between these teams in Lorient have ended in a draw (W1 for Bordeaux).
  • Lorient last won three home league games in a row back in December 2012.
  • Bordeaux have only lost once in their last seven Ligue 1 games (W2, D4).
  • Bordeaux are winless in their last eight away league games (D5, L3), their worst run since April 2014 (9).
  • Bordeaux have conceded 13 goals after their first eight Ligue 1 games this season, their highest tally at this stage since 1997/98 (13).
  • Bordeaux have hit the woodwork five times in Ligue 1 this season, a joint-high alongside Caen.
  • Wahbi Khazri has been involved in two of Bordeaux's last three goals against Lorient in Ligue (1 goal, 1 assist).
  • Wahbi Khazri has scored the opening goal three times in Ligue 1 this season, a joint-high alongside Thomas Mangani.
  • Henri Saivet has scored three goals against Lorient in Ligue 1, more than against any other opponent.

 

Paris - Marseille

  • Paris are unbeaten in their last nine competitive encounters with Marseille (W8, D1).
  • Paris have scored 2+ goals in each of their last nine competitive encounters with Marseille.
  • Paris have collected 20 points from their first eight Ligue 1 games this season, their best tally at this stage since 1996/97 (20).
  • Paris are unbeaten in their last 17 Ligue 1 games (W15, D2).
  • Paris have found the net in each of their last 19 Ligue 1 games, the longest current run in the division.
  • Marseille have only picked up eight points in the first eight games in Ligue 1 2015/16, their lowest tally at this stage since 2011/12 (7).
  • Marseille's last five goals against Paris in Ligue 1 have been scored in the 1st half, meanwhile Marseille's last six goals in the league have all come in the 2nd half.
  • Angel Di Maria has been involved in five goals in five Ligue 1 games for Paris (2 goals, 3 assists). He both scored one goal and delivered an assist in each of his last two Ligue 1 games.
  • Laurent Blanc has only lost one of his 10 encounters with Marseille in Ligue 1 as a manager (W5, D4).
  • Michel has faced Paris six times in his career (four times as a player, twice as a manager). He has won once, drawn once and lost four times.

 

 

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