OPTA Facts: Ligue 1 Matchday 3
Ligue 1 Opta Facts
August 24-26 2012
Evian TG - Lyon
Lyon have won all of their three competitive matches against Evian TG.
Lyon won all of their four Ligue 1 regional derbies last season.
Lyon have won their first two league matches of the season, for the first time since 2005/06.
Evian have lost their last three home games in Ligue 1.
Evian are winless in five consecutive league matches, losing four.
Yannick Sagbo and Jimmy Briand scored in both encounters between Evian and Lyon last season.
Lisandro boasts the best career goals-per-game ratio out of all current Ligue 1 players having made more than one appearance in France's top flight (49 goals in 90 games).
Nice - Lille
Lille have won all of their last three competitive matches at the Ray stadium, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Nice have failed to win any of their last 11 competitive games against Lille (D7, L4).
Nice have yet to score in this Ligue 1 season, despite 24 shots.
None of the last 12 visiting teams at the Ray stadium in Ligue 1 have managed to score more than one goal.
Lille have won just 32% of their L1 matches without Matthieu Debuchy since 2007/08 (54% when he was on the pitch).
Tulio de Melo has scored two headed goals in his last three league appearances at the Ray stadium.
Nancy - Toulouse
Toulouse have won all of their last four league matches against Nancy, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Nancy are on a run of nine competitive encounters vs. Toulouse without scoring a single goal.
Nancy are unbeaten in their last seven home league matches (W5, D2)
Toulouse have failed to win any of their last six Ligue 1 away games, drawing the last three.
Wissam Ben Yedder has converted two of his four attempts this term in Ligue 1.
TFC have failed to convert three of their last four Ligue 1 penalties.
Reims - Sochaux
Sochaux have lost 12 of their last 17 Ligue 1 away fixtures.
Reims have scored in 35 of their last 36 league matches at home.
All five goals conceded by Sochaux since the start of the season have come in the second half of games.
Sochaux are unbeaten in their last four Ligue 1 trips to Reims (W1, D3).
At least one goal has been scored in all of the previous 50 top-flight matches between Reims and Sochaux.
Reims have lost all of their last nine Ligue 1 games.
Rennes - Bastia
Rennes are unbeaten in their last three Ligue 1 matches against Bastia (W2, D1).
Rennes have failed to score in five of their last six Ligue 1 games.
Bastia have managed to come back from losing positions to win in both of their two Ligue 1 games this term.
Bastia have kept just two clean sheets in 21 previous trips to Rennes in Ligue 1.
Bastia have scored the joint-most goals this season in Ligue 1 (five).
Anthony Modeste has been involved in three of Bastia's five goals this season (two goals, one assist).
Montpellier - Marseille
Since Montpellier's promotion in 2009, none of their six Ligue 1 encounters against Marseille have ended in a draw (three wins each).
Last season Montpellier became the first team since 2007/08 (Sochaux) to earn six points against Marseille in a single campaign.
None of Montpellier's last 45 league games have ended 0-0.
OM have won just one of their last seven away Ligue 1 encounters against title-holders.
Younes Belhanda has netted more Ligue 1 goals vs. Marseille (three) than against any other opponents.
Marseille have conceded two own goals in their last three trips to the Mosson stadium in Ligue 1.
St Etienne - Brest
Brest have never won in 10 previous trips to St Etienne in Ligue 1 (D2 L8), losing the last five.
Six of Brest's last seven wins in Ligue 1 have been thanks to 1-0 score lines.
St Etienne have failed to win any of their last six Ligue 1 games, losing the last four.
Brest have failed to score more than one goal in any of their last 33 away Ligue 1 games.
Brest's only goal scored and only goal conceded this season have both come in the 90th minute.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored two and assisted one of St Etienne's last four Ligue 1 goals against Brest.
Paris SG - Bordeaux
Bordeaux are on a run of eight consecutive victories in Ligue 1, currently the longest winning streak.
PSG have only won once in their last eight competitive games against Bordeaux, conceding at least one goal in all eight matches.
Last season, both encounters between PSG and Bordeaux ended in 1-1 draws.
Under Carlo Ancelotti's management, PSG are unbeaten at Parc des Princes in L1 (W7, D3).
Guillaume Hoarau and Jérémy Ménez have both scored four goals against Bordeaux, more than against any other Ligue 1 opposition in both cases.
Ludovic Obraniak currently boasts a 100% shot conversion rate, having scored with both of his two shots this season in Ligue 1.
Troyes - Lorient
Lorient have lost both of their two Ligue 1 trips to Troyes, conceding seven goals in the process.
Last season, Lorient won only one of their six league encounters against promoted clubs.
Lorient have failed to win an away L1 game since August 6th 2011 (19 winless games), their longest ever run without success on the road in the top flight.
This term, Jérémie Aliadière has already scored as many Ligue 1 goals than during the entire 2011/12 campaign.
Troyes have lost 47% of their Ligue 1 games (242 out of 514), the worst ratio amongst current top flight teams.
Alain Traore has scored six goals in his last six L1 games played in August.
Valenciennes - Ajaccio
Ajaccio have won their last three Ligue 1 encounters with VAFC.
Valenciennes' only Ligue 1 goal this season was an own goal from Troyes' Rincon.
Both teams have yet to concede a goal this season in Ligue 1.
Ajaccio are on a run of two consecutive away wins in L1 for the first time since December 2011-January 2012.
Ajaccio have managed to score in each of their six last away league games.
ACA striker Eduardo has attempted two shots this season, converting the first one vs. Nice and hitting the woodwork vs. PSG.