Match facts: PSG title hopes boosted


Ajaccio v Sochaux

Ajaccio are unbeaten in nine consecutive home games in Ligue 1, drawing the last three.

None of the previous 21 top-flight meetings between Ajaccio and Sochaux have ended goalless.

Sochaux can only boast six wins in 34 previous Ligue 1 trips to the island of Corsica.

Five of Ajaccio’s seven Ligue 1 red cards this season have come before half time.

Between them, Ajaccio and Sochaux have conceded 114 Ligue 1 goals this season.

Sochaux have lost their last two league games, conceding nine goals in the process.

Ajaccio have not scored before the 60th minute since March 4th.

Sochaux have conceded the opening goal in more games than any other club in Ligue 1 this term (23).

Bordeaux v Rennes

Rennes are unbeaten in their last four league encounters vs. Bordeaux.

Bordeaux have won seven of their last 10 home games in the league.

Having won the reverse fixture, Rennes could complete their first league double against Bordeaux since 1973/74.

Rennes have won just five times in 42 previous trips to Bordeaux in Ligue 1.

Rennes are on a run of four consecutive wins in Ligue 1.

Julien Feret has scored or assisted eight of Rennes’ last 12 league goals.

Jussie has scored seven goals in his last seven competitive starts for Bordeaux.

Bordeaux have won a penalty in each of their last five league games.

Brest v Toulouse

Brest have only won once in 19 previous Ligue 1 games vs. Toulouse, which is their lowest win percentage (5%) against any opposition faced in more than one campaign.

Toulouse have suffered four defeats in their last five league matches.

Brest have failed to score a single goal in their last five Ligue 1 encounters vs. Toulouse.

Brest have suffered seven defeats in their last eight league fixtures.

Brest have drawn 0-0 on five occasions, more than any other team in Ligue 1 this season, and just one more than Toulouse; the reverse fixture also ended 0-0.

Last weekend, in his first game in charge as Brest manager, Corentin Martins oversaw the club’s heaviest Ligue 1 defeat since 1991.

Caen v Lorient

Five of the previous seven Ligue 1 encounters between Caen and Lorient have ended as draws.

Only seven goals have been scored in the previous seven Ligue 1 encounters between these clubs.

Lorient have managed to scored twice in three consecutive league games for the first time since December 2010.

Lorient are winless in their last 16 away league games.

Caen have won just one of their last 10 league matches.

Lorient have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 15 league fixtures.

Caen are unbeaten in four previous Wednesday fixtures this season in Ligue 1.

Dijon v Auxerre

Auxerre came back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 in the reverse fixture.

Auxerre have lost both of their two away games to promoted opposition this season in Ligue 1.

Dijon are on a run of four consecutive defeats, failing to score a single goal in the process.

Auxerre have scored more goals from substitutes than any other Ligue 1 team this season (nine), including two against Dijon.

AJA have yet to record a single away win this season in Ligue 1.

A league-high eight players have received straight red cards in games against Dijon this season.

Jean-Guy Wallemme has only won four of his 37 previous away games as a Ligue 1 manager.

Lyon v Valenciennes

Valenciennes are unbeaten in their last four league meetings vs. Lyon.

Lyon have won their last four league fixtures at the Gerland stadium.

Valenciennes have won only twice in 28 previous trips to Lyon in Ligue 1.

Valenciennes are on a run of three consecutive defeats on the road, with an aggregate score of 0-7.

Lyon have lost all three previous Wednesday games this season in Ligue 1.

Valenciennes are the side against whom Lisandro has played the most (341 minutes) without ever finding the net in Ligue 1.

Lisandro has netted eight goals in his last 11 competitive appearances for Lyon,

Bafetimbi Gomis has scored more winning goals than any other Ligue 1 player this season (eight).

Marseille v Nancy

Marseille have won all of the last six league meetings between these sides.

Nancy have lost nine of their last 12 trips to the Vélodrome stadium in the league.

Nancy are unbeaten in their last nine league matches (drawing the last three), their longest run without defeat in the top flight since 1976/77.

Didier Deschamps boasts a 100% record vs. Nancy during his Ligue 1 managerial career.

Marseille are now winless in 13 league games, suffering 11 defeats in the process, their longest run without success since 1962/63.

No team has conceded more penalties than Marseille this season in Ligue 1 (eight).

Nice v Lille

Lille are unbeaten in their last 10 competitive encounters vs. Nice, however seven of these games have ended as draws.

The reverse fixture earlier this season ended 4-4 despite Lille taking the lead on three occasions.

Lille have won 2-0 in both of their last two trips to Nice in all competitions.

Nice are unbeaten in their last six home matches in Ligue 1, winning the last two.

Lille have recouped the most points from losing positions this season in Ligue 1 (21).

Eden Hazard has netted more Ligue 1 goals than any other player since the turn of the year (10).

Lille are on a scoring run of 14 consecutive league matches.

Nolan Roux’s five league goals since joining Lille have all come in the last 15 minutes of games.

Lille have won the most penalties this season (11) while no team has conceded more than Nice (eight).

Paris Saint-Germain v St Etienne

PSG are winless in their last 11 May fixtures in Ligue 1.

St Etienne have won just twice in 30 previous trips to PSG in the top flight.

The reverse fixture earlier this season saw more shots than any other Ligue 1 game in 2011/12 (48).

St Etienne are one victory away from their 17th win of the season; a tally they haven’t reached since 1987/88.

Les Verts are on a run of three consecutive wins in Ligue 1.

The last 11 league matches involving Paris Saint-Germain not witnessed a single clean sheet.

Nene has netted a league-high 14 goals at home this season.

Only current top scorer Olivier Giroud has netted as many away goals as St Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season in Ligue 1.

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