Match facts: Lille eye top two
Facts and figures ahead of the midweek Ligue 1 action as Lille aim to close in on second place.
Caen v Auxerre
Caen are unbeaten against Auxerre since their return to L1 last season (one win and two draws).
Auxerre have not scored a single goal in their last three Ligue 1 trips to Caen.
Benjamin Nivet has scored in each of his last two L1 matches against Auxerre; his four goals at the Michel-d’Ornano Stadium this season have been penalties.
Six of Caen’s 12 goals at home in the league this season have been penalties.
Caen have the worst home record in Ligue 1 this season, only collecting 11 points from 11 matches.
Only PSG have been awarded as many penalties as Caen in L1 this season (seven).
Auxerre have not won any of their last six L1 matches, only Sochaux and Lorient are currently on worse runs in the top flight.
St Etienne v Lorient
Saint Etienne have lost 55 per cent of their league encounters with Lorient (six of 11), their worst ratio against any top flight opponent.
Lorient have won their last three trips to St Etienne in Ligue 1, scoring eight goals whilst only conceding two.
St Etienne have won seven of their last 10 league fixtures.
St Etienne have not won any of their last seven league matches against Lorient, registering a draw and six defeats.
Lorient have not won any of their last eight Ligue 1 matches, their worst run since the 2008/09 season when they went on a ten game run without a win.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has never scored for St Etienne at their Geoffroy-Guichard ground in L1: 17 matches without a goal.
82 per cent of Lorient’s league goals have been scored in the second half (18 of 22) the highest ratio in this season’s L1.
Sochaux v Lille
Lille have only won one of their last 34 L1 matches away to Sochaux, suffering 22 defeats and registering 11 draws.
Only one of Sochaux’s last 71 shots in Ligue 1 has resulted in a goal.
Five of Lille’s last six L1 trips to Sochaux’s Stade Bonal have ended in draws.
Lille have only lost one of their last 15 away games in Ligue 1.
Sochaux have only scored one goal in their last eight league games.
Mathieu Debuchy is the highest scoring defender in L1 this season (five goals).
Sochaux have not won any of their last 10 Ligue 1 matches (seven defeats and three draws), currently the worst run in France’s top flight.