How much Sunderland fans will spend on their Christmas travels compared to other League One clubs

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Sunderland fans are set for a heavy Christmas spend when supporting their club on the road over the festive period - according to research.

Bookmakers SportingBet has assessed every League One club's xmas fixture list to determine who will spend the most money and time when taking to the road in late December.

Research by SportingBet

Research by SportingBet

The Black Cats faithful are already known for forking out a penny or two after brilliantly selling out each and every one of their league away matches so far .

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And over Christmas, research has discovered it is in fact Sunderland supporters who will be required to fork out the highest amount in the third-tier, £364 more than bottom of the list Gilingham.

A real killer for the travelling Red and White Army is the trip to the South Coast on December 22, while the visit to Blackpool on New Years Day accumulates to a predicted spend of £430.20 across 956 miles.

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It isn't plain sailing for southern pair Plymouth and Portsmouth either, with the Pilgrims set to spend £400 over 890 miles and Pompey's 782 mile round trip anticipated at £351.90.

Research by Sporting Bet

Research by Sporting Bet

It's the season to be jolly for Gillingham and Wimbledon fans, though, with the duo's trips equalling in a combined total of £152.20 over 340 miles.

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Historically, the Black Cats don't tend to perform miracles on their travels around Christmas time, averaging seven points over the last five seasons.

That said, Jack Ross' side have performed well on their travels this season, collecting 21 points from a possible 30 to hold the third best away record in the division.