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Ligue 1 Matchday 8 Insight: Results, Key Stats, Trends, and More

20/09/22
Ligue 1 Matchday 8 Insight: Results, Key Stats, Trends, and More
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PSG maintained their lead at the Ligue 1 summit with a hard-fought victory at Lyon on Sunday. Elsewhere, Marseille and Lens extended their unbeaten starts to the season.

With the international break in full swing, let’s take a look at all the key stats from Matchday 8 of the 2022/23 Ligue 1 season. Below, we cover home and away trends, goal stats, standout players and more.

Ligue 1 Matchday 8 Results

  • Auxerre 1-3 Lorient
  • Montpellier 2-1 Strasbourg
  • Lille 2-1 Toulouse
  • Reims 0-3 Monaco
  • Marseille 1-1 Rennes
  • Brest 0-1 Ajaccio
  • Nice 0-1 Angers
  • Clermont Foot 1-3 Troyes
  • Nantes 0-0 Lens
  • Lyon 0-1 PSG

 

PSG, Marseille and Lens all remain unbeaten this season. By contrast, Strasbourg are the only team without a win to their name after losing to Montpellier last weekend.

Home and Away Trends – What Did We Learn?

  • Home wins: 2 (20%)
  • Away wins: 6 (60%)
  • Draws: 2 (20%)

 

Intriguingly, 60% of the Matchday 8 games produced an away winner. Lorient, Monaco, Ajaccio, Angers, Troyes and PSG all won on their travels, while Montpellier and Lille triumphed on home soil.

There were also two draws – Marseille 1-1 Reims and Nantes 0-0 Lens – meaning only 20% of the clashes ended on level terms.

Ligue 1 Matchday 8 Goal Stats

  • Both teams scored: 5 (50%)
  • Over 2.5 goals: 5 (50%)
  • Under 2.5 goals: 5 (50%)
  • Over 3.5 goals: 2 (20%)
  • Under 1.5 goals: 4 (40%)
  • Clean sheets: 6 (30%)

 

Both teams scored in half of last weekend’s games. Meanwhile, there was also an even split of games with over 2.5 goals and games with under 2.5 goals.

40% of clashes produced under 1.5 goals, while 30% of teams kept a clean sheet. Monaco, Ajaccio, Angers, Nantes, Lens and PSG all achieved shutouts on Matchday 8.

Players Who Caught the Eye on Matchday 8

  • Mama Balde, Troyes: 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Teji Savanier, Montpellier: 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Takumi Minamino, Monaco: 1 goal, 1 assist

 

Mama Balde was the star of the show for Matchday 8, bagging two goals and one assist as Troyes beat Clermont Foot 3-1.

Elsewhere, Montpellier’s Teji Savanier and Monaco’s Takumi Minamino both contributed a goal and an assist – helping their respective sides claim all three points.

Ligue 1 Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Paris St. Germain 22 8 7 1 0 26 4 22
2
Olympique Marseille 20 8 6 2 0 16 5 11
3
FC Lorient 19 8 6 1 1 17 12 5
4
RC Lens 18 8 5 3 0 16 7 9
5
AS Monaco 14 8 4 2 2 13 12 1
6
Lyon 13 8 4 1 3 16 10 6
7
Lille OSC 13 8 4 1 3 16 16 0
8
Stade Rennais 12 8 3 3 2 14 8 6
9
Montpellier HSC 12 8 4 0 4 19 15 4
10
Troyes AC 10 8 3 1 4 14 16 -2
11
Clermont Foot 10 8 3 1 4 9 13 -4
12
Toulouse FC 8 8 2 2 4 9 13 -4
13
OGC Nice 8 8 2 2 4 5 9 -4
14
Angers SCO 8 8 2 2 4 9 18 -9
15
FC Nantes 7 8 1 4 3 8 11 -3
16
AJ Auxerre 7 8 2 1 5 8 19 -11
17
Stade Reims 6 8 1 3 4 10 17 -7
18
Strasbourg 5 8 0 5 3 6 9 -3
19
Stade Brestois 5 8 1 2 5 8 18 -10
20
AC Ajaccio 4 8 1 1 6 4 11 -7

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