Mandanda, the little slack
Steve Mandanda is having one of his best seasons in L1. As evidenced by its 73% of shots on target stopped in the championship. The 2nd best ratio of his career in this field after 74.5% in 2007/2008. However, he knows a slight decline on his last two outings in the league having conceded 4 goals on the last 6 shots on target he suffered. Just before that, the international goalkeeper had repelled the previous 13 strikes on target that he had faced.
4 - Steve Mandanda has conceded 4 goals on the last 6 shots on target he has suffered in Ligue 1, after having stopped each of the first 13 in 2020. Tired? pic.twitter.com/3WgIxMle7Y- OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 25, 2020
Nîmes transfigured since the truce
With 15 points taken in 8 L1 matches in 2020, Nîmes has already done better than its total in 18 league games this season in 2019 (12 points). A marked increase in performance which is explained by an efficiency found in both surfaces. Defensively, Bernard Blaquart's team conceded 0.9 goal / match in 2020. That is two times less than during the first part of the season (1.8 goal conceded / match). Offensively, the Crocos are running at 1.6 goals / game in this calendar year. Against barely 0.7 goals / match in 2019. Will they be able to maintain this pace?
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PSG: a defense of a relegation level
Since early January, the defense of PSG has worried. It appears much less solid. As evidenced by its performance in this sector of play. After having conceded only 10 league goals until Christmas, Paris has already gone for the ball at the back of its nets 14 times in L1 in 2020. In this calendar year, only Monaco (15) and Toulouse (15) do worse in our championship. And if we focus on its matches in all competitions, the team of Thomas Tuchel has already conceded 18 goals in 2020. Or the worst total in its history at this point in a calendar year.
18 - Paris conceded 18 goals in all competitions in 2020, its highest total at this stage of a calendar year in its history. Brittle. pic.twitter.com/mG1K8wrVnw- OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 24, 2020
Cavani again bicentennial
After having scored the 200th goal of his career at PSG in all competitions, Edinson Cavani could again deal with this round account. But for another reason. Because, if he plays at the Parc des Princes against Dijon this Saturday, the Uruguayan will then play his 200th Ligue 1 match. He who started his career in our championship on August 9, 2013 in Montpellier. So far, he has scored 138 goals and delivered 21 assists in L1.
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Reims hits the top 5
On the road to Monaco this Saturday, Reims has the opportunity to show once again that the team is performing well as soon as it faces one of the top players in our championship. So far, the Champenois have played 6 games against the current top 5 in L1. And they never lost. Their record is 5 wins (2 times against Rennes, 1 time against PSG, Marseille and Lille) and 1 draw (0-0 against Monaco in the first leg).
Nice, better in front, less good behind
Before entering this 27th day of L1, Nice has already scored 38 goals in the championship. A total already much higher than that of 2018/2019 where the Aiglons had scored only 30 times over the entire season. But what the OGCN gained offensively, it partially lost defensively. Because Patrick Vieira's men have already conceded 36 goals in 2019/2020. Or one more unit than on all the previous championship.
Bouanga, the Stéphanois who floats this season
Currently in difficulty in the championship with only 4 points taken from the last 30 possible, Saint-Etienne will still have some assets to assert this Sunday for the derby against Lyon. And among these, there is Denis Bouanga. The former Nîmes, who arrived this summer with the Greens, has had a great season. He has already scored 9 times in the league. Or its best total in the elite. And he has just scored in each of his last 3 matches in all competitions. What to be in full confidence before this big meeting.
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