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Antony Heath 22nd Sep 2011 - 15:55

Opta Facts Ligue 1 MD 8

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Evian TG - Caen

• Caen have won their last two league matches against promoted teams, beating Brest 3-1 on the 15th of January 2011 and winning 2-0 against Arles-Avignon on the 20th of March 2011.
• Caen have only lost two of their last six away games in the top flight.
• Caen have won four times away from home in the championnat in 2011, equalling their record for a calendar year (4 away victories in 2005).
• ETG have yet to record a victory in their last five matches in L1, their only victory in the league came against Nice at the Parc des Sports d'Annecy on the 14th of August.
• All of Caen's wins and defeats in L1 this season have been by one goal margins.
• Evian are one of only two sides in L1 this season yet to score a goal in the last 15 minutes of a game, Marseille being the other.

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Lille - Lorient

• Lille have only won one of their last nine home games against Lorient in the championnat.
• As a manager, with Le Mans and Lille, Rudy Garcia has only won one of his eight games in L1 against Lorient, suffering four draws and three defeats.
• Lorient have never won away to a title holding team, registering two draws and five defeats.
• Moussa Sow has scored six goals in six league matches against Lorient, who are his favourite opposition in L1.
• Ireneusz Jelen is also prolific against Lorient; the Polish striker has scored seven times in nine league matches against Lorient.
• LOSC have yet to keep a clean sheet in their nine competitive games this season.
• Lorient's last three visits to Lille in L1 have all witnessed an own goal: Adil Rami on the 29th of November 2008, Olivier Monterrubio on the 9th of August 2009 and Maxime Baca the 5th December 2010.
• Lille have been awarded five penalties in their last eight home games in L1.
• Eden Hazard has scored four goals in his last three L1 matches for Lille.
• Benoit Pedretti has scored twice in his last two home games for Lille.
• Eleven of Lille's twelve L1 goals (92%) this season have been scored in the second half.

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Lyon - Bordeaux

• Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last five Ligue 1 encounters against Lyon, winning on three occasions, drawing twice and keeping a clean sheet in four of those matches.
• Lyon are unbeaten in their last eighteen home games in L1 (12 victories, 6 draws) which is currently the longest run in the league. St Etienne were the last team to win at the Gerland in L1; a year ago on the 25th of September 2010.
• Bordeaux have kept clean sheets on their last two visits to the Gerland in L1.
• Francis Gillot has lost nine of his twelve matches against Lyon as an L1 manager, with a win and two draws completing his record against seven-time champions.
• Bordeaux have won once in their last nine away games in L1, their solitary victory coming against Valenciennes on the 27th if August.
• Cheick Diabaté has scored five goals in his last four starts for Bordeaux in L1.
• Lyon are the only side who have yet to concede more than one goal in a L1 game this season.

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Nice - Dijon

• Nice have won their last two home games in L1 against promoted sides and have scored six goals in the process (3-2 against Arles-Avignon on the 11th of May and 3-0 victory over Ajaccio on the 17th of September 2011).
• Dijon are the only team in L1 who have yet to record a draw this season, managing three wins and four defeats.
• Fabian Monzon has scored all three penalties he has taken over the previous two match days (2 against Ajaccio, 1 against PSG).
• Nice are the only side who have yet to register a goal from a forward this season in the league.
• All of Nice's six goals in L1 this season have been from set pieces (2 from corners, 3 from penalties, 1 from an indirect free kick). They are the only team yet to score from open play in L1 this season.
• Nice have kept clean sheets in their last two home games in L1; the longest current run along with Montpellier.

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Toulouse - Nancy

• Nancy have not won at Toulouse in their last nineteen games in all competitions (10 defeats and 9 draws).
• Nancy have failed to score a single goal in their last seven games in all competitions against Toulouse.
• Franck Tabanou has scored in his last two top flight appearances against Nancy. The Toulouse midfielder has also scored in the last two L1 match days, on both occasions from set pieces (a penalty against Bordeaux and an indirect free kick against St Etienne).
• Toulouse have scored in each of their last nine league games, which is currently the longest run of consecutive matches with a goal scored; a record they share with Sochaux.
• Brest and Nancy are the only teams in L1 this season who have yet to win a single match.
• With only four points after seven games Nancy are experiencing their worst start to an L1 season since 1996/97 (2 points).
• Nancy have drawn each of their last three league games which is, along with Auxerre, the longest current run of consecutive draws in the top flight.
• Nancy are the only team in L1 that have yet to score two goals or more in a game this season

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Valenciennes - Marseille

• Marseille have suffered 3-2 defeats on their last two visits to Valenciennes in L1.
• Twenty goals have been scored during the last four top flight matches between Marseille and Valenciennes, an average of five goals per game.
• Marseille are winless in their last six away matches in the championnat (3 draws and 3 defeats) which is their longest winless streak away from home since the 2006/07 season (6 matches without a win between January and April 2007).
• Grégory Pujol has scored three goals in his last three home games against Marseille in L1.
• All four of Loic Rémy's goals in L1 this season have come from Mathieu Valbuena assists.
• Loic Rémy's last seven goals in competitive games for Marseille and France have all been headers.

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Montpellier - Paris SG

• Montpellier are unbeaten in their last five official matches against PSG: managing two victories (one of which was a League Cup semi-final) and three draws.
• PSG have won none of their last seven games in all competitions at Montpellier's la Mosson stadium (3 defeats and 4 draws).
• In 2011 Olivier Giroud has already scored three goals in two matches against PSG (1 in the League Cup at la Mosson and a brace in L1 at the Parc des Princes).
• Four of PSG's last five visits to Montpellier in the top flight have ended in draws.
• Montpellier are the only team in L1 that has won all of its home games this season. They have played three matches, winning them all whilst scoring eight goals and conceding one.
• PSG have only won once in their last seven away matches in L1 (a 3-1 victory against Toulouse on the 28th of August) drawing five and losing once.
• PSG have conceded at least one goal in each of their last ten away matches in the top flight.
• Kevin Gameiro has scored four goals in his last six matches in L1.

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Auxerre - Sochaux


• Sochaux have only won three of their L1 games away to Auxerre, posting five draws and seventeen defeats.
• None of the last thirty three games between Sochaux and Auxerre in L1 has finished as a goalless draw; the last time this occurred was on the 26th of August 1989.
• Since last season Auxerre have drawn twenty four of their last fourty five games in L1 (53%) which is a record for the top five European leagues over that period.
• Along with Nancy, Auxerre have drawn their last three league games, which is the longest current sequence in L1.
• Auxerre have only lost once in their last 14 home league games, managing eight draws and five wins. Their last loss at home was a 1-0 defeat to Brest on May 21st.
• Sochaux, along with Ajaccio, have the worst defence in L1 this season (15 goals conceded).
• Sochaux have conceded four penalties in L1 this season - only Rennes have conceded as many.
• Alain Traoré has scored five goals in his last five league games at the Stade Abbé Deschamps.
• Sloan Privat has scored in his last two away games in L1, on both occasions the goals were headers from a Marvin Martin cross.

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Brest - Ajaccio


• Ajaccio are unbeaten against Brest in their eight official encounters (5 wins and 3 draws) - all of which were L2 games.
• Ajaccio have won their last four matches away to Brest.
• Brest have not won any of their last seven home games in the top flight (6 draws and 1 defeat) - which is their longest drought since their promotion to L1 last season. Their last victory at Francis-le-Blé was on April 9th (a 2-0 victory over Rennes).
• Brest and Ajaccio are the only two teams in L1 who have yet to register a victory in the league.
• Ajaccio have won once in their last twenty away matches in L1 (at the Parc des Princes on the 6th of May 2006).
• Six (86%) of Ajaccio's seven goals in L1 this season have been scored in the second half.
• Along with Sochaux, Ajaccio have the most porous defence in L1 this season, having conceded fifteen goals.
• Brest have had a player sent off in each of their last two L1 games (Makonda against Montpellier and Gentiletti against Dijon).
• Ajaccio's last seven defeats in the top flight have all been by at least a two goal margins

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Rennes - St Etienne

• Rennes are unbeaten in their last six league encounters against St Etienne, winning four and drawing two.
• Rennes have only managed one win in their last nine league matches at the Route de Lorient stadium.
• St Etienne have failed to score in any of their last seven trips to Rennes in all competitions.
• St Etienne are winless in their last five Ligue 1 matches.
• Rennes have scored a league-high 17 goals this term.
• Matches involving Rennes have produced the most goals this season in Ligue 1 (28).
• There have been seven penalties awarded in the seven Ligue 1 games involving Rennes this season.
• Victor Montaño has opened the scoring on three occasions this season in Ligue 1, more than any other player.

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