Lyon's roaring home performance, Monaco's two faces with or without Fabregas, Mbappé's latest goal … here are the stats to know before the 37th day of L1.
Lyon not really sovereign at home
On the occasion of the reception of Caen, Lyon has the opportunity to definitely validate his third place in L1 and to ensure, at least, to participate in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League. For that, one victory is enough. But the Groupone Stadium Gone season is not the most accomplished. Far from it, even. Because of the 25 games played in all competitions at home, OL only won 12 times (8 draws, 5 defeats). That's a little less than once in two.
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Lille at the same level as during his last title
Almost officially guaranteed to finish second in the PSG, Lille is performing a remarkable season. To finally be convinced, just make a small comparison with its past performance. And we realize that with 72 points obtained after 36 days of L1, the LOSC is equaling the best total of its history at this stage of the competition. The Dogues had also reached 72 units after 36 matches in 2010/11, season of their last win of the French championship.
With Fabregas, Monaco performs twice better
And if AS Monaco had become dependent on Cesc Fabregas? This is a hypothesis that tends to be confirmed when one observes the results of the club in the presence or absence of its Spanish environment. In 2019, when former Chelsea player is present on the lawn, the Principality's club harvest 1.4 points per game of L1. On the other hand, when he is absent, the situation is very different, since Monaco is only 0.7 point per game of L1.
Mbappé, a record of goals in mind
Already crowned champion of France, the PSG has more ambition and real motivation for this end of the season. If not, eventually, to finish being undefeated at home in L1. But there is certainly a player who secretly hopes to shine again. Back after three games of suspension, Kylian Mbappé knows he has two games left to improve his total of 30 goals in the league. He can thus become the first Frenchman to score 31 times in the same season since Hervé Revelli in 1966/67. And he can also, why not, get closer to the tricolor record in the matter, held by Philippe Gondet (36 goals with Nantes in 1965/66).
Bordeaux equals one of its sad records
This Saturday against Reims, for his last home game of the season, Bordeaux has the opportunity to put an end to its severe haemorrhage. For the Girondins chained the poor performance at the end of the season. They have lost each of their last five league games. This is simply the worst series of club history in the elite. Bordeaux had experienced such misadventure in February – April 1956 and September – November 1970.
Defending OM's defense
Marseille is now going to Toulouse without even the slightest hope of winning a European qualification for next season. A bitter failure certainly due to several factors. But we can more particularly stop on the disappointing performances of his defense. Because the team has already conceded 50 goals this season in L1. What has not happened to him, on the whole of a championship, since 1984/85 (67 goals conceded). At the time, OM was promoted to the elite.
The remarkable profitability of Nice
In Nice, the real problem this season lies more in the offensive sector. Because the Aiglons scored only 28 goals in L1 in 2018/19. This is the 94th attack on the 98 teams of the 5 major leagues this season. Despite this terrible report, the club managed to get into the first part of the table based on a very solid defense. As a result, a Nice goal earns 1.89 points to the club on average. This is the best ratio of the 5 major leagues in front of Atlético Madrid (1.41) and Reims (1.40).
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