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Rich 30th Aug 2012 - 9:36

Opta Facts Ligue 1 - Matchday 4

Ligue 1 is well and truly up to full speed, and as we reach Matchday 4, PSG are without a win, whilst Marseille have stormed to the top of the standings. Will that still be the case come Sunday eveing?

Ajaccio v Evian TG

  • Ajaccio have never beaten Evian in Ligue 1 (D1, L1).
  • Ajaccio are unbeaten at home in their last 12 league games.
  • Ajaccio have failed to score in Ligue 1 for 259 minutes.
  • Evian TG have failed to win in their last six league games (D2, L4).
  • Evian TG have lost only one of their last eight away games in Ligue 1, winning four and drawing the three others.
  • Ajaccio have picked up the most cards after three matchdays: 11 yellows and two reds.
  • Evian have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine league games, currently the longest streak in Ligue 1.
  • Alex Dupont has won his two Ligue 1 games as a manager against Pablo Correa.

 

 

Bastia - St Etienne

  • Bastia have won all of their competitive games at home in 2012 and are on a 13-game winning streak at Armand-Césari.
  • Bastia are unbeaten at home in their last 42 competitive games (W32, D10)
  • Bastia have won their last six home games in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne have won their last three league games against Bastia (8 goals for, 1 against)
  • St Etienne have lost their last three away games in Ligue 1.
  • St Etienne have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven away games in Ligue 1.
  • Bastia have scored the most goals this season in Ligue 1 (seven).
  • Wahbi Khazri has delivered three assists this season in Ligue 1, all as a substitute.

 

 

Bordeaux - Nice

  • Bordeaux have won their last four home games in Ligue 1, keeping a clean sheet in their last three.
  • Bordeaux have scored in each of their last 17 home league games.
  • Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last 10 league games (W8,D2), the longest current streak in Ligue 1.
  • Nice won their two Ligue 1 games last season against Bordeaux.
  • Nice have lost 28 of their 33 previous trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1, winning three and drawing the two others.
  • Nice have won only one of their last eight league games, suffering four draws and three losses.
  • Nice have kept only two clean sheets in their last 22 away games in Ligue 1.
  • Yoan Gouffran has failed to score in his 11 league games against Nice.

 

 

Brest - Troyes

  • It's the first Ligue 1 game between these two teams.
  • Brest have kept a clean sheet in their last three home games in Ligue 1, winning the last two.
  • Troyes have failed to win their last 11 away games in Ligue 1 (D3,L8), losing the last three.
  • Brest have had five shots on target this season in Ligue 1, the lowest total so far.
  • Troyes have conceded the most goals in the top-flight after three matchdays (7)
  • Brest striker Charlison Benschop has shot on target only twice in 248 minutes this season.
  • Benjamin Nivet has scored three goals in his last five Ligue 1 games.

 

 

Lorient - Nancy

  • Nancy have never won any of their six Ligue 1 trips to Lorient (D2, L4).
  • None of the last 10 Ligue 1 games between Lorient and Nancy have been won by the away team.
  • 12 of the 13 goals scored by Lorient against Nancy in Ligue 1 have been scored in the second half.
  • Lorient have scored two goals in each of their three league games this season.
  • Lorient have kept a clean sheet only once in their last 22 league games.
  • Nancy have failed to win in their last five away matches in Ligue 1 (D2,L3)
  • Arnold Mvuemba has converted all five of the penalties taken in Ligue 1.

 

 

Lyon - Valenciennes

  • Valenciennes are winless in their last 11 away games at Lyon in L1 (D3, L8).
  • Lyon have managed to score in each of their last 20 home league games, longest current run.
  • Lyon have managed to keep a clean sheet in six of their last 41 league games, lowest tally during this period.
  • Since their promotion in 2006, Valenciennes have only won 16 of their 115 away games (14%).
  • Five of Lyon's six league goals this season have been scored in the second half.
  • Only Valenciennes and Marseille haven't conceded a goal so far this season.
  • Lyon have won 47% of their league games with Lisandro since 2009/10 (58% when he wasn't on the pitch).

 

 

Marseille - Rennes

  • Rennes have managed to keep a clean sheet in their last two away league games in Marseille.
  • Marseille have managed to keep a clean sheet in six of their last seven league games.
  • Rennes have lost their last three away league games, without scoring a single goal.
  • Only one of Rennes' last 25 away league game has ended in a draw (W10, L14).
  • Three of Marseille's four L1 goals this season have been scored in the last 15 minutes.

 

 

Sochaux - Montpellier

  • Montpellier have won five of their six encounters vs. Sochaux since their return to the top-flight in 2009.
  • Montpellier are unbeaten at Bonal since they returned to the top-flight (W2, D1).
  • Montpellier are on a run of two consecutive losses, their worst losing streak since May 2011.
  • Montpellier have already lost 5 points after taking the lead, the joint-most so far with Troyes.
  • Under Eric Hély's management, Sochaux have never drawn in L1 (W7, L8).
  • All six goals conceded by Sochaux since the beginning of the season have come in the second half.
  • All four goals conceded by Montpellier this season in L1 have come after the 72nd minute.

 

 

Toulouse - Reims

  • Toulouse are on a run of three consecutive wins against Reims in competitive games.
  • Toulouse and Reims have scored 18 goals in their six competitive encounters (three wins each).
  • Reims have failed to win any of their last 21 away games in the top-flight (D4, L17), losing their last six in the process.
  • Toulouse have managed to keep a clean sheet 64 times (in 155 games) under Alain Casanova's management since 2008, more than any other team during this period.
  • Toulouse have won their last two league games, their best run since last March.
  • Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa has made the most saves so far this season : 12.

 

 

Lille - Paris SG

  • Paris have only won three of their 35 away league games at Lille (in 1972, 1993 and 1997).
  • Nenê has failed to score a single goal in his eight encounters vs. Lille.
  • PSG are the only Ligue 1 team to have failed to take the lead since the beginning of the championship.
  • Lille are unbeaten in their last eight home games in Ligue 1 (W6, D2).
  • Under Carlo Ancelotti's management, PSG have only won four of their 11 away league games.
  • Lille have managed to score in each of their 19 last home league games (49 goals).
  • Nolan Roux's last league goal for Lille was against PSG last April.

 

 

All though there is no live coverage of the French Ligue 1 this weekend, you can catch the hour long highlights package throughout the week on ESPN.

 

 
 
 

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