Opta Facts Ligue 1 Matchday 24 – 18th 19th February 2012
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Ajaccio v Brest
Ajaccio have never lost against Brest in a competitive encounter (five wins and four draws).
Brest have never managed to score more than one goal in a competitive match against Ajaccio.
Brest have yet to record a Ligue 1 win on the island of Corsica (one draw and five defeats, all against Bastia).
Brest have been involved in more draws (13) than any other team in Europe's top five leagues this season.
Brest have scored a league-low 21 goals this term but no team have conceded more than Ajaccio (42).
Brest have yet to record an away win this season in all competitions.
Brest are winless in their four league encounters this term against promoted opposition, drawing three of these games and losing one.
Since joining Ajaccio in the winter, Eduardo has scored three and assisted one of his side's five league goals.
Brest have scored a league-low four away goals this term.
Caen v Evian TG
Caen are unbeaten this season in the league in three matches against promoted teams (winning twice and drawing once), scoring nine goals in the process.
Pablo Correa has never lost in six Ligue 1 encounters against Caen during his managerial career, winning on four occasions.
Caen are currently on a run of three consecutive home defeats; they have never lost four in a row at their Michel d'Ornano stadium in the top flight.
None of ETG's last eight away league matches have seen a team keep a clean sheet.
Caen have picked up a league-low 10 points at home this season.
ETG have yet to win a Ligue 1 away match and are on a run of five consecutive defeats on the road.
Caen won 4-2 in the reverse fixture earlier this season, their highest-scoring game this term, and Evian TG's highest total of goals conceded in a single top flight match.
Dijon v Nice
Both competitive encounters between these teams this season have ended as draws and in both cases Dijon scored their goals first and Nice came back to equalize.
Nice have failed to win away to a promoted club in Ligue 1 since March 2008.
Nice are on a run of 17 consecutive away league games without a win.
Nice are one of two sides without a clean sheet away from home this season in Ligue 1.
Dijon have scored in each of their last six league matches, currently the joint-longest run along with Montpellier.
Dijon have drawn all of their four matches this season in the league against sides currently ranked below them.
Nice are the only side without a win by a one-goal margin this season in Ligue 1.
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Lorient - Lille
Lille have won just one of their last 10 league encounters with Lorient.
Rudi Garcia has just won one of his nine Ligue 1 matches against Lorient during his entire managerial career.
82% of Lorient's Ligue 1 goals this season have come in the second half of games, a higher percentage than any other side.
Lorient are now winless in seven consecutive league games, and are only the second team to draw four consecutive Ligue 1 matches this season.
Lille have already suffered as many defeats in 2011/12 than last season (eight in all competitions).
Lille have already suffered as many defeats this calendar year than during the first half of the season (four in all competitions).
Nolan Roux has scored four goals in his first three competitive appearances for Lille.
Ireneusz Jelen has netted seven goals in 10 league appearances against Lorient.
Lille have conceded 11 goals in their last four league fixtures.
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Nancy v Toulouse
Nancy have failed to score in all of their last eight competitive encounters with Toulouse.
Toulouse have suffered more Ligue 1 defeats than any other team in 2012 (three).
Toulouse have lost four of their five competitive games in 2012.
Franck Tabanou has scored two and assisted two of Toulouse's last four goals against Nancy in the league.
Nancy are now winless in five consecutive home games in the league.
Nancy have managed fewer home wins than any other team in Ligue 1 this season (two).
Toulouse are on a run of nine consecutive away games without a win in all competitions.
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Sochaux v Auxerre
None of the last 34 league encounters between these teams have produces a goalless draw.
Sochaux have failed to score more than one goal in any of their last 16 league encounters with Auxerre.
Sochaux are now winless in nine consecutive Ligue 1 matches, currently the longest run without success.
Sochaux have lost all of their last three league matches at their Bonal stadium.
Sochaux have scored just one goal in their last seven league fixtures.
Auxerre are on a run of nine consecutive Ligue 1 matches without a clean sheet, currently the longest run without a shutout.
Sochaux are one of only two sides who average fewer than 10 shots per game this season in Ligue 1.
Auxerre striker Dennis Oliech scored the fastest Ligue 1 hat trick in 2011/12 in the reverse fixture earlier this season, netting three goals in the space of 15 minutes.
Marseille v Valenciennes
Valenciennes have won just two of their 23 trips to Marseille in the top flight, losing on 16 occasions.
None of the last three league games between these teams have seen Marseille emerge with the three points.
The last two league matches between these sides at the Vélodrome stadium have produced 10 goals.
Valenciennes have won two consecutive league matches for the first time in two years.
Marseille are unbeaten this season against teams currently ranked in the bottom half of the table.
Marseille are unbeaten in their last eight league fixtures, currently the longest joint-longest run along with Paris Saint-Germain.
VAFC have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 12 away games in the top flight.
Brandao has scored in all of his four competitive starts for Marseille this season.
Bordeaux v Lyon
Lyon are winless in their last five trips to the Chaban-Delmas stadium in all competitions.
Bordeaux have scored more Ligue 1 goals than any other team in 2012 (nine).
Lyon have suffered eight defeats, their worst record at this stage of a Ligue 1 season since 1997/98.
Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last 11 home games in Ligue 1, winning the last five.
Lyon have suffered six defeats in their last nine away games in Ligue 1.
Alexandre Lacazette has netted five goals in his last five competitive appearances for Lyon.
This season, Lyon have won just 33% of Ligue 1 games with Yoann Gourcuff in their starting XI and 59% without him in their lineup.
Bordeaux have scored more goals in the opening 30 minutes of games than any other side this season in Ligue 1 (14).
Ludovic Obraniak has netted three goals in his first three league appearances for Bordeaux after scoring just twice in 12 matches for Lille earlier this season.
St Etienne v Rennes
Rennes are unbeaten in their last seven league encounters with Les Verts, winning four times in the process.
St Etienne have managed six wins in their last nine league fixtures.
Only Paris SG (22) have picked up more away points than Rennes (19) this season in Ligue 1.
Rennes have kept four clean sheets in their last five league fixtures.
Since last season, St Etienne have scored in 27 of their 29 home games in Ligue 1.
St Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has never scored in 16 Ligue 1 appearances at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium.
Paris SG v Montpellier
PSG have won just two of their last 10 league meetings with Montpellier.
Montpellier have scored more Ligue 1 goals than any other team this season (45) but PSG have conceded the fewest (19).
Montpellier have scored more Ligue 1 goals against PSG than versus any other opponents (45).
19 goals have been scored in the last four league matches between these teams at the Parc des Princes stadium.
Montpellier have a 100% record in 2012, winning all of their seven competitive matches.
Montpellier have already picked up more points in 2011/12 (49) than over the whole of last season (45).
Olivier Giroud has scored or assisted 49% of Montpellier's Ligue 1 goals this season, a higher involvement than any other player in the league.
Olivier Giroud has netted three goals in just four competitive appearances against PSG.
PSG have failed to win any of their last five Ligue 1 games officiated by referee Tony Chapron (four defeats and one draw).
Nenê has netted 11 league goals at the Parc des Princes this season, more than any other player at any Ligue 1 venue.