For many sports fans, having a drink is an integral part of the social experience of watching their favorite side in action.
However, some obviously enjoy a pint or two more than their rivals based on new research carried out by OnlineGambling.ca.
Read on to see whose fans drink more than anyone else in the league.
Brentford FC lead the way, topping the charts as the Premier League’s biggest drinkers with 41% of fans drinking 5 pints or more on game day.
- Arsenal fans aren’t far behind with 34% of fans drinking over 5 pints on game day, bagging them the title of the second biggest drinking in the Premier League.
- On the other end of the spectrum, Manchester United fans are the least biggest drinkers with HALF of their fans don’t drink at all on game day.
- Newcastle United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur’s fans are also not keen drinkers with 49% of fans opting to not have a pint on game day.
English fans are known for their love of drinking and for the first time since 1985, football fans could be able to drink in the stand again if the ban lift is accepted.
So we wanted to find out which Premier League football fans are the biggest drinkers.
|Team||Game-day binge drinking|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||20%|
|West Ham United||17%|
Bees on Top of the EPL Table When It Comes to Drinking
Brentford is known as the Bees – but a large number of their fans clearly get a buzz from several pints when their heroes are in action. After their latest win again Southampton, Brentford supporters have had a lot of celebrating to do.
According to Statista, the average price of an EPL pint is £4.28 – though many fans will do their drinking away from the ground.
If you drink five pints on every game day over a 38-game season, you could spend about £800 on beer alone.
|Fans that drink 5 pints or more on game day||%||Fans that abstain from drinking on game day||%|
|Watford||25%||West Ham United||48%|
In contrast, Manchester United and Newcastle United have two of the soberest fanbases, along with Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, and West Ham United. The least likely to drink table shows the percentage of fans who don’t drink at all on game day.
With Manchester United’s latest loss against Brighton, perhaps United haven’t been in the mood to celebrate.
Millennials score most highly for game-day drinking.
Millennials – people born between 1981 – 1996 – are well ahead when it comes to serious drinking around a football match. Over a quarter of Millennials admitted to binge-drinking on game day.
Whereas the far lower proportion of Gen Z – teenagers and under 25s – indulge to a similar extent.
|Generation||Game-day binge drinking|
|The Silent Generation||12%|
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