Cheapest Champions League away fixtures

6 Nov

This is a guest post from Alan Green.

Travelling to watch your favourite club compete in the group stage of the Champions League is never cheap, but how much does it cost? For fans of Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, they will be making the trek across Europe in order to cheer their club on to victory.

For Manchester City, their fans have already travelled to Germany and the Ukraine as the club played 1899 Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk, picking up maximum points in the process. Their final away fixture is against Lyon on the 27 th November and will provide a chance for revenge after Lyon won the reverse fixture 2-1.

For last season’s Champions League runners-up Liverpool, they will be hoping to go one step further and lift the trophy, something which they haven’t achieved in over a decade. Their fans have already experienced a trip to Naples, in what turned out to be a 1-0 loss against Napoli, but also face trips to France and Serbia as the club takes on PSG and Red Star Belgrade in Group C. Although the group draw wasn’t kind to Liverpool, they secured an impressive victory over big spenders PSG at Anfield.

Tottenham have also been given a difficult Champions League draw, with Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven and one of the favourites in the Betfair Champions League odds, Barcelona. They have started slowly, losing their two opening games, away to Inter Milan, and home to Barcelona before claiming their first point in a 2-2 draw away to PSV.

Their fans are fortunate that despite the bad start to their European campaign, they at least have some pleasant places to visit and shorter distances to travel than the other Premier League fans. Manchester United are the final club to be representing England in the Champions League this season and despite there being issues between the club and manager Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese remains in charge of the Red Devils.

United sit in 8 th place in the Premier League after a disappointing start to the campaign and haven’t fared much better in Europe. They defeated Swiss club Young Boys 3-0 in Switzerland, but then produced a drab 0-0 draw against Valencia and a 1-0 loss against Juventus, both at Old Trafford.

With Mourinho being touted as the next Premier League manager to leave his post, he will need to motivate the performances of his players in order to produce some job saving results.

All four of England’s representatives face some enjoyable and challenging away fixtures. With this in mind, the following infographic has been created to demonstrate how much an away trip is likely to cost the travelling support.

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