Traditionally, goals have never been hard to come by in the EFL, and unsurprisingly this season has been no exception.

The average goal per game ratio in the Championship currently stands at 2.56, and with strikers across the three divisions including Dwight Gayle, Billy Sharp and John Akinde – who could probably continue to regularly find the back of the net in their sleep – the goal rush shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

However, some teams score a lot more than others, with Newcastle United’s 56 for the season so far eclipsing the 16 of lowly League One side Oldham Athletic.

And new research from myvouchercodes.co.uk has revealed which grounds provide the best value for money when it comes to seeing teams hit the back of the net.

The website has compiled a ‘football entertainment index’, which offsets the total cost of attending matches against the average number of goals scored at all 92 football grounds across England’s top four divisions.

Its results give an idea of where you can get more bang for your buck in terms of seeing goals, and have conjured up some interesting statistics.

In the Championship the best value for money lies at the City Ground, the home of strugglers Nottingham Forest (£8.78), who have scored a surprisingly high number of goals (40) given their unflattering league position.

You can also expect to be showered with cheap goals at Birmingham City (£9.23) and Blackburn Rovers (£9.07); however, this could be due to the fact that both teams have struggled massively in the league in recent months, and is the result of the away sides netting in abundance rather than the other way around.

At the other end of the scale, Ipswich Town (£17.01) and Derby County (£17.44) are among those offering the least value per goal, while high-flyers Leeds United (£20.20) take the biscuit.

In League One, newbies AFC Wimbledon (£5.91) are showing excellent value for money when it comes to seeing the ball hit the back of the net, and they are joined by Bury (£7.11) and Bristol Rovers (£8.48) at the top of the pile in the third tier.

Relegation candidates Oldham Athletic (£21.33) offer the worst value per goal in the entire EFL; meanwhile, fellow strugglers Coventry City (£16.85) and promotion chasing Bradford City (£16.31) are also near the bottom of the pile.

Down in League Two, Stevenage (£6.92) take the number one spot for cheap goals, but Newport County (£7.59) are up there as well, alongside Plymouth Argyle (£8.30) who will be looking to maintain their impressive goal tally at Home Park as they enter the promotion run-in.

Meanwhile, Notts County (£13.41) and Crewe Alexandra (£13.49) are the teams where goals seem hard to come by at home this season, but Mansfield Town (16.06) are the ones that offer the least value in League Two.


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