The 5 highest 2017/18 Championship average away attendances so far
There is definitely one statistic that fans of Sky Bet Championship clubs love to focus on and that's their away attendances. With an array of clubs in the league who once graced the Premier League and European stage as well it's fair to say that there are some big clubs in the countries second tier.
5) Middlesbrough (2,393)
It would be fair to say that those Boro supporters that follow their side away from home have seen a mixed bag so far. It is six wins and six defeats on the road. Notable victories came against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Hull City. Whilst they have come off second best in narrow clashes versus opponents such as Bristol City, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tony Pulis’ side are firmly in a battle for a play-off place, but they’ll need to show more consistency to make that a further reality.
4) Wolverhampton Wanderers (2,409)
Wolves supporters have had a dream season to date, and it would surely take something rather remarkable for them to not be a Premier League club next season. Those fans therefore may wish to ventures to destinations such as Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland. They’ve got a run of tough fixtures on their travels too, facing Fulham, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Cardiff City to name just a few. They currently hold the best Sky Bet Championship away record, losing just twice. Their biggest win away from Molineux was the 4-0 success versus Burton Albion back in September.
3) Sheffield Wednesday (2,574)
It has definitely be a frustrating season for all Owls supporters. After two failed play-off attempts under Carlos Carvahal, the Wednesdayites were hopeful of it being third time lucky. Things did not go to plan though, with Carvalhal losing his job and ending up in the Premier League in Swansea, and the somewhat shock appointment of Jos Luhukay at Hillsborough. Just seven of their 30 Championship matches have ended in victory, leaving them closer to the drop zone than play-off positions at the turn of the year. Only three wins have come on their travels too, interestingly, they all came against tough opposition in the form of Fulham, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest. They’ve failed to score in any of their last three away in all competitions, all ending 0-0. Still, the fans are as loyal as ever!
2) Aston Villa (2,756)
Certainly a big pat on the back to Aston Villa fans for their terrific backing on the road. The club were finally relegated a few seasons ago after flirting with relegation out of the Premier League for all too long. Their first season at this level last year was a frustrating, but not necessarily surprising one. They’ve fared better in this campaign, with Steve Bruce having them firmly in automatic promotion contender with a few months remaining. Their last three away matches in the Championship have ended in 1-0 victories versus Sheffield United, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest. They entertain bitter rivals Birmingham this weekend, with the encounter back in October finishing 0-0 at St Andrews.
1) Leeds United (2,964)
Leading the pack by a few hundred is that of Leeds United. Similarly to a club like Middlesbrough, the Leeds fans haven’t always seen their side at their best on the road. It is seven wins, seven losses and a draw away from home for the Whites so far. Their home record is also very inconsistent, which is certainly why they are short of the play-off spots right now. However, that could all change under Paul Heckingbottom, who swiftly left Barnsley to take on the gig following Thomas Christiansen’s departure. His first match is at Bramall Lane versus Sheffield United this weekend. Leeds’ best away result by far this season was the 3-0 success over Bristol City back in October.