Match facts: Battle for third

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Caen – Ajaccio

The three previous Ligue 1 encounters between Caen and Ajaccio have all ended as 2-2 draws.

Caen have won just one of their last nine home fixtures in all competitions.

Caen have failed to score in four of their last five Ligue 1 matches.

There has only been one away win in the 16 previous competitive encounters between these sides.

Mehdi Mostefa has picked up more yellow cards than any other player in Ligue 1 this term (12).

Ajaccio’s last two away goals in Ligue 1 have both been scored by veteran defender Yoann Poulard.

Lille – Toulouse

Lille are unbeaten in their last eight Ligue 1 matches against Toulouse, registering three wins and five draws.

This weekend could see Toulouse become the first team to manage four consecutive away wins in Ligue 1 this season.

Lille are the first team this season in Ligue 1 to register two consecutive victories by at least three goal margins (4-0 against Valenciennes and 3-0 at Evian TG).

Toulouse have collected 16 points out of a possible in their last six league matches.

Toulouse have registered the most victories by a one-goal margin in Ligue 1 this term (nine).

Toulouse have kept more clean sheets than any other team across the top five European leagues this term (16).

Eden Hazard has scored at least one goal in all of his last six Ligue 1 appearances at Lille’s Stadium Nord.

None of Toulouse’s players have scored more than four goals this season in Ligue 1, a lower tally than any other club’s top scorers(s).

Rennes – Lyon

Having won the reverse fixture earlier this season, Rennes have the opportunity of completing their first league « double » over Lyon since the 1965/66 season.

Four of the last six Ligue 1 encounters between Lyon and Rennes have finished as 1-1 draws. The other two ended with 2-1 score lines.

Rennes have only lost one of their last eight Ligue 1 matches against Lyon.

Lyon have won their last three Ligue 1 matches, currently the best sequence in the league.

Rennes have lost two consecutive league games for the first time this season.

Rennes are the only team to have scored more goals on the road (19) than at home (18) this term in Ligue 1.

Lyon have lost eight of their last 12 away matches in Ligue 1.

Lyon have drawn the fewest matches this term in Ligue 1 (four).

Bafetimbi Gomis has scored 22 goals for his club this season in all competitions; only Olivier Giroud has been as prolific amongst Ligue 1 players.

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