Opta Facts Ligue 1 Matchday 4 / August 29th-31st 2014
Marseille - Nice
o Nice have won their last three competitive encounters against Marseille; their best run.
o Nice have lost 48 Ligue 1 games against Marseille, more than against any other team.
o Marseille have failed to score in their last two encounters with Nice in Ligue 1. They have never failed to score in three in a row.
o Nice have failed to score in their last 393 minutes of play away from home in Ligue 1; the longest current drought.
o André Ayew has scored five goals against Nice; only against Ajaccio he bagged more (six).
o André-Pierre Gignac has scored six goals against Nice in Ligue 1; only against Sochaux has the Marseille striker found the net more (10 goals).
o Dario Cvitanich has scored two of Nice's last four goals against Marseille in Ligue 1.
o Claude Puel has won just 26% of his Ligue 1 games against Marseille; only against Monaco has the current Nice manager managed a lower win rate (25%).
Monaco - Lille
o Lille have won six of their last eight Ligue 1 games against Monaco (D1, L1).
o Monaco have failed to score more than one goal in their last 10 league games against Lille.
o Monaco have won none of their last three home league games (D2, L1).
o Monaco have scored in their last 10 league games; the best current run alongside Bordeaux.
o Lille are unbeaten in their last eight away league games (W4, D4); the longest current run.
o Falcao has scored with his two shots on target in Ligue 1 this season.
o Leonardo Jardim had beaten René Girard twice when they faced each other in the Champions League in 2012/13 (2-1 & 3-1).
o René Girard has only won once in his previous eight encounters with Monaco in Ligue 1 (D4, L3).
Caen - Rennes
o Rennes have only won once in their nine trips to Caen in Ligue 1 (D5, L3).
o Caen have only won twice in their last 13 matches with Rennes in Ligue 1 (D7, L4).
o Caen have won twice in their last three league games, as many as in their previous 14.
o Rennes have lost seven of their last eight league games against promoted teams (W1).
o None of Rennes' last 14 trips to a promoted team in Ligue 1 have ended in a draw (W6, L8).
o Rennes have scored on average with every 3.5 shots in Ligue 1 2014/15; the best ratio in the top-flight.
o Rennes have failed to score in their last two away league games.
o N'Golo Kanté has scored the opening goal twice in Ligue 1 this season; more than any other player.
Lens - Reims
o Only three of the last 31 encounters between Lens and Reims in Ligue 1 have ended in a draw.
o Reims have only won once in their 11 games against promoted teams since their come-back in the top-flight in 2012/13 (D5, L5).
o Reims have won none of their last five league games (D1, L4); the worst current run.
o Reims have only won once in their last 14 league games (D4, L9).
o Reims have only won once in their last eight trips to promoted teams in Ligue 1 (D1, L6).
o Reims have lost five points from winning position in Ligue 1 this season; the most by any side thus far.
o Lens have failed to score more than one goal in their last eight league games.
o Reims have conceded six goals in the 2nd half in Ligue 1 2014/15; more than any other team.
Lorient - Guingamp
o The four league encounters between these teams have averaged 4.75 goals per game.
o Guingamp have conceded eight goals in their two trips to Lorient in Ligue 1.
o Lorient have failed to score in their last two league games; a worst current run.
o Guingamp have registered the same number of points after MD3 as last season (3).
o Guingamp have lost three of their last four league games (W1).
o Lorient have only won twice in their last 10 home league games (D5, L3).
o Mustapha Yatabaré scored a brace against Lorient last season; his only one in Ligue 1.
o Jérémy Pied has been involved in 13 goals (5 goals, 8 assists) in 89 Ligue 1 games.
Nantes - Montpellier
o Nantes are unbeaten in their last three encounters with Montpellier in Ligue 1 (W2, D1).
o Montpellier have only won once in their 18 trips to Nantes in Ligue 1 (D7, L10).
o Nantes have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine league games against Montpellier.
o The last seven league encounters between these teams has produced six red cards.
o Nantes have only won once in their last seven league games (D4, L2).
o Montpellier have registered six points after MD3 for the 1st time since 2011/12 (9).
o Serge Gakpé has been involved in Nantes' last two goals against Montpellier in Ligue 1 (1 goals, 1 assist).
o Morgan Sanson has been involved in two of Montpellier's last three league goals (1 goal, 1 assist).
Toulouse - Evian TG
o Toulouse are unbeaten in their three home games against Evian TG in Ligue 1 (W1, D2).
o Evian TG have only won five of their last 32 away league games (D8, L19).
o Toulouse's four goals in Ligue 1 this season have been scored in the 1st half.
o Toulouse have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven league games; a longest current run.
o Evian TG have conceded nine goals in Ligue 1 this season; the highest figure thus far.
o Wissam Ben has scored two goals in his four league games against Evian TG.
o Cédric Mongongu has been involved in Evian TG's last two goals against Toulouse in Ligue 1 (1 goal, 1 assist).
o Daniel Wass has scored seven of Evian TG's last 11 Ligue 1 goals.
Bordeaux - Bastia
o Bastia have only won twice in their 31 trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1 (D7, L22).
o Bastia have failed to score in their last three trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
o Bordeaux have only lost once in their last 13 Ligue 1 games (W5, D7).
o Bordeaux have lost none of their last five home league games (W2, D3).
o The last eight league games played at Chaban-Delmas have averaged 3.75 goals per game.
o Bordeaux have scored six of their eight goals in the 2nd half in Ligue 1 2014/15.
o All four of Diego Rolan's goals in Ligue 1 have been scored at home.
o Bordeaux have won six points from losing positions in Ligue 1 this season; a league-high.
Metz - Lyon
o Lyon have won eight of their last nine league games against Metz (D1).
o Lyon have scored 26 goals and only conceded five in this run.
o Lyon have scored nine goals in their last two trips to Metz in Ligue 1.
o Metz have only won once in their last 13 Ligue 1 games (D5, L7).
o Metz have only won four of their last 26 home league games (D5, L17).
o Lyon have only lost three of their 11 trips to promoted teams in Ligue 1 (W5, D3).
o Metz have failed to keep a clean sheet in their 14 home league games.
o Only 34% of Lyon's shots have been on target in Ligue 1 this season; the worst ratio in the top-flight.
Paris SG - St Etienne
o St Etienne have only won 19.7% of their league games against PSG; their lowest ratio against an opponent faced at least 10 times.
o PSG have only lost three of their 33 home league games against St Etienne (W21, D9).
o St Etienne have won none of their last 11 trips to the title-holder in Ligue 1 (D2, L9).
o PSG have scored in each of their last 28 home league games.
o St Etienne are unbeaten in their last 12 league games (W8, D4); best current run.
o PSG have only won 40% of their games without Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Ligue 1 since 2012/13, 71% with him.
o Laurent Blanc has only lost once in his previous eight encounters with St Etienne as a manager in Ligue 1 (W3, D4).
o Ricky van Wolfswinkel has failed to score in his last 1358 minutes of play in league competition.