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Some stats after Nice

Published on the 29 January 2007 à 09:38 by R.B

OL’s recent lean patch evokes some interesting stats from recent history…

When did OL last go 4 league games without a win? ? It was in 2002-2003, from round 24 to round 27: Lens 2-2 OL, OL 0-0 Nantes, Monaco 2-0 OL and OL 0-0 Troyes. That’s 3 points from a possible 12. In 2000-2001, they did the same thing from round 1 to round 4. In season 2006-2007, however, 3 of the 4 games they have failed to win have been at home, and only one played away.

At the same point last season, in January, OL had a wholly more positive record. In the league, a 4-0 win at Strasbourg, a 2-0 win in Nancy, 2-1 versus Marseille and a 1-1 draw in Auxerre. That’s 10 points from a possible 12. OL also beat GF38 4-0 in Grenoble. It was the month of February 2006 in which OL’s league form was drab, with 2 draws, 1 loss and 1 win.

OL missed its second league penalty so far this season. After Juninho against St-Etienne, Fred did the same against Nice. 2 from 3 for OL. Only Benzema has put his spot kick away. Benzema also fired home from the spot in Trophée des Champions (PSG). Attacking and defensive clout? In the last 4 matches, OL has had 88 shots for 2 goals, that’s 1 goal every 44 attempts! And the league average in the last 4 matches has been 1 goal every 8 attempts… conversely, OL’s opponents have scored 5 goals in 4 matches from 20 shots… that’s 1 goal every 4 attempts, while the league average is 1 goal every 14 shots. This trend is also apparent when looking at the stats from January. 1 goal scored from 17 shots and 1 goal conceded for 5 shots by opponents.

The trend even applies to Juninho, who has scored 9 goals this season. Before Monaco, he had scored 8 goals in 77 attempts for a rate of slightly over 9 shots per goal scored. Since Monaco, he has scored once in 26 shots…
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