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David Thompson 24th Nov 2011 - 17:12

Ligue 1 Opta Facts - November 26-27

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Bordeaux - Caen


Caen have never kept a clean sheet in 11 top-flight trips to Bordeaux.

Caen have won just twice in their 11 Ligue 1 trips to Bordeaux (in 1988/89 and 2010/11).

The last six league games at the Chaban-Delmas stadium have all ended as draws.

Bordeaux are the only Ligue 1 side without a home win this term.

Caen have failed to score in just one game this season in Ligue 1.

A league-high 12 different Caen players have scored this season.

Yoan Gouffran has scored Bordeaux's last four league goals.


Nancy - Dijon


Nancy have won both of their two previous competitive encounters against Dijon.

Nancy have won their last two league fixtures, currently the longest run.

Dijon are on a run of three consecutive away defeats in the league, conceding 10 goals in the process.

14 of the 17 goals conceded by Dijon away from home in Ligue 1 this term have come after the half-time break.

Nancy striker Daniel Niculae has scored the winning goal in each of his last two league appearances at the Marcel-Picot stadium.

Only one first-half goal has been scored this season at the Marcel-Picot stadium (Ligue 1 only).

Benjamin Corgnet, who has scored six Ligue 1 goals this term, had only netted one goal in 32 appearances last season in the second division.

73% of Dijon's goals this season in Ligue 1 have been scored by Benjamin Corgnet or Brice Jovial.


Rennes - Evian Thonon Gaillard


The last time a promoted side managed to win a league game at the Route de Lorient stadium was back in December 2007.

Evian Thonon Gaillard are unbeaten in their last four league matches, which is their longest run without defeat in the top flight.

Rennes are undefeated at home this season in all competitions.

No visiting team has won in Brittany this season in Ligue 1.

Five of the last six competitive matches at the Route de Lorient stadium have ended 1-1.

Evian Thonon Gaillard have scored in seven consecutive Ligue 1 matches, only Caen are currently on a longer scoring run.

Paris SG are the only away team to have scored first at Rennes this season in all competitions.

Rennes forward Jires Kembo-Ekoko currently boasts the best minutes-per-goal ratio in Ligue 1 this season (one goal every 96 minutes on average).

Evian Thonon Gaillard have drawn six of their seven away games this season in the league.



St Etienne - Ajaccio


Ajaccio have never managed to win at St Etienne in the top flight (two draws and six defeats).

Ajaccio have conceded 21 goals in their eight Ligue 1 trips to St Etienne.

St Etienne have netted exactly one goal in each of their last 10 home matches in Ligue 1.

The Corsicans have failed to win any of their last nine league matches, currently the longest run.

Ajaccio are the only side without a clean sheet in Ligue 1 this season.

St Etienne's five wins this term in Ligue 1 have all been against teams currently ranked in the bottom half.

Ajaccio have won just one of their last 24 away matches in Ligue 1.

St Etienne have won three of their last four league encounters with promoted opposition.

The Geoffroy-Guichard stadium has witnessed fewer goals than any other Ligue 1 ground this season (12).


Sochaux - Montpellier


Since their return to the top flight in 2009, Montpellier have kept clean sheets in all four of their league encounters with Sochaux (three wins and one draw).

Montpellier have never scored more than one goal at Sochaux's Bonal stadium in Ligue 1.

Montpellier's only two wins in 14 previous trips to Sochaux in the top flight have both been by a 1-0 score line.

Montpellier have won four of their last five league matches.

Sochaux have scored in each of their last 12 home matches in Ligue 1.

Sochaux have conceded the joint-most penalties this season in Ligue 1 (five).

Montpellier have a 90% win ratio in matches in which they have taken the lead, the highest percentage in Ligue 1 this season.

Sochaux have already conceded 27 goals after 14 matchdays, their worst defensive record at this stage of a season since 1998/99.


Toulouse - Valenciennes


Valenciennes have kept clean sheets in their last three trips to Toulouse in Ligue 1.

Toulouse's last four goals against Valenciennes in Ligue 1 have been scored by Franck Tabanou and Moussa Sissoko (two each).

Valenciennes have only won two of their last 32 away games in the league.

Three of Valenciennes' last five away Ligue 1 goals have been scored by defensive midfielder Remi Gomis.

Valenciennes' last three league goals against Toulouse have all been headers scored just before half time (44th, 44th and 45th minutes).

Toulouse have only scored one goal in the last six matchdays.




Lille - Brest


Brest have lost their previous 11 Ligue 1 away games against title holders.

Lille have won their last two league meetings with Brest, scoring five goals in the process.

Moussa Sow scored in both league encounters between Lille and Brest last season.

Moussa Sow has scored 19 goals in just 22 league starts at home for Lille.

Since Rudi Garcia was appointed as Lille manager in 2008, LOSC have only lost six of their 64 home games in Ligue 1.

Brest have won just one of their last 20 away games in Ligue 1.

Lille are unbeaten in the last 12 matchdays, currently the longest run.

Lille are on a run of three consecutive draws in Ligue 1.



Auxerre - Lyon


Lyon have won eight of their last 11 trips to the Abbé-Deschamps stadium in the league.

OL lost 4-0 in their last visit to Auxerre, their heaviest Ligue 1 defeat in the last six seasons.

Lyon are the first Ligue 1 team this season to suffer four consecutive defeats on the road.

Ligue 1 matches involving Auxerre have yet to produce a red card this season.

A league-high 59% of Lyon's goals this season have come in the first half of games.

None of Lyon's last 11 league fixtures have ended in a draw, currently the longest run.

Auxerre have lost four of their last five league matches.


Lorient - Nice


Nice have won five of their last six Ligue 1 encounters with Lorient.

Lorient have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last seven games against Nice in Ligue 1.

Nice have won 60% of their Ligue 1 matches against Lorient, only Lyon have a higher percentage (amongst teams that have faced the Merlus more than once).

Lorient have suffered just one defeat in their last 23 league games at the Moustoir stadium.

No visiting team has won in Brittany this season in Ligue 1.

Nice have been in the the bottom half of the table for the last 46 Ligue 1 matchdays.

Nice have picked-up more red cards than any other side in the top five European leagues this season (five).

Nice have won just one of their last 24 away league games.

Nice are the only side who have yet to open the scoring away from home this season in Ligue 1.


Marseille - Paris SG


PSG have lost 66% of their Ligue 1 trips to Marseille (21 out of 32), their worst record on the road against a single opponent (faced in more than one season).

Marseille have lost their four matches against the current top five clubs in L1 this season.

Antoine Kombouaré has never won at the Stade Vélodrome during his Ligue 1 managerial career (one draw and five defeats).

Marseille have scored in all of their last 10 league meetings against Paris SG.

The last six goals in this encounter have all been scored in the first half.

The last three league matches at the Stade Vélodrome have witnessed four goals scored by the Ayew brothers (Andre scoring three and Jordan netting one).

Marseille have picked up 10 points out of a possible 12 in their last four home games in Ligue 1.

Five of the six goals PSG have conceded on the road this season in Ligue 1 have come in the first half of games.

Marseille have scored 99 goals against PSG (in all competitions).




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