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Burton Albion are England’s most successful team on Boxing Day…
The Brewers have won four of their five fixtures on December 26 since breaking into the top four tiers for the first time in 2009, equating to a league-high 80 per cent win rate – bad news for Leeds who travel to the Pirelli Stadium live on Sky Sports.
Burton Alb vs Leeds
December 26, 2017, 2:45pm
We checked every Boxing Day result in the top four tiers since 1888 for the current 92 clubs to discover which team reigns supreme on football’s most festive matchday.
Only Forest Green failed to make the table, having never played a professional Boxing Day fixture, and will travel to Exeter for their maiden outing this year.
MK Dons are the second most successful side on December 26 with eight wins from 12 Boxing Day fixtures – equating to a 66.7 per cent win rate.
England’s most decorated champions Manchester United claim third spot with 51 wins from 93 fixtures (54.8 per cent win rate), followed by Oxford United and Morecambe (both 50.0 per cent).