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And now for FC Sochaux Montbéliard

Published on the 06 February 2008 à 08:01 by R.B

Sochaux have spent pretty much all season in the relegation zone. Since Francis Gillot took control though their points total has gotten slightly better…

Sochaux had to wait until the 9th match of the season to pick up their 1st win and the 12th for a win at home. Hantz took care of coaching duties for the 1st 17 matches gaining a total of 13 points ; Ruty was caretaker manager for 2 games, gaining 3 points. Francis Gillot has been in place since the winter break. He has taken 7 points in 4 matches. If Sochaux continue at this rythm, they will eventually get out of the relegation zone.

5 wins including 3 away from home : OM 2 - 1, Valenciennes 1 - 0, away to Rennes 2 - 0, away to Metz 2 - 1 and away to Le Mans 2 - 0.

8 draws including 5 away from home : Strasbourg 0 - 0, Auxerre 1 - 1, Lille 1 - 1, away to PSG 0 - 0, away to Lille 1 - 1, away to Caen 2 - 2, away to Nancy 1 – 1 and away to Nice 0 - 0.

10 defeats including 4 away from home : Le Mans 3 - 1, Monaco 3 - 0, OL 2 - 1, Toulouse 1 - 0, Lens 2 - 0, Bordeaux 1 - 0, away to Valenciennes 3 - 1, away to St-Etienne 1 - 0, away to Lorient 2 - 1 and away to Monaco 1 - 0.

Sochaux have taken more points away from home than at their own ground : 14 opposed to 9.

19 goals scored : 16 inside the box ; 4 headers (Erding 2, Brechet & N’Daw) ; 3 penalties (Birsa against OL & Caen and Dalmat against Metz) ; 0 free kicks ; 4 from corners ; 4 from crosses ; 0 from free kicks. 10 goals scored in the 1st half. 19 goals from 375 shots. Sochaux are one of the teams the shoots the most frequently. They hold the record at the moment, alongside PSG for their match against Toulouse, shooting 26 times at goal against Auxerre. Erding 5 goals, Birsa 3, Dalmat 3, Isabey 2, Own goals 2 (Zubar et Bonnard from OM), Bréchet, N’Daw, Pitau & Quercia.

27 goals conceded including 1 from outside the box ; 3 penalties (Le Mans, Auxerre, Metz) ; 0 free kicks ; 3 headers ; 8 goals from crosses ; 2 from corners ; 2 following free kicks ; 12 in the 1st half. 27 goals from 267 shots.

27 players used by 3 managers. Richert has played every minute of all 23 matches. Quercia & Alvaro Santos are also in this list but have since left the club.

49 yellow cards : Pichot 5, N’Daw 5, Erding 5, Afolabi 5… 1 red card : Dalmat.

In their last 10 visits to Gerland in the League, Sochaux have gone home with 4 draws and 6 defeats.