It is often said that, in order to earn promotion, you must win your home games.
While #StayHomeSaveLives very much remains the messaging from both the EFL and Government, we've been taking a look at the teams which have performed best at home so far in 2019/20, division by division:
Best home team: Fulham
Fulham's home form has yielded a division-high 38 points so far this season, and has left them firmly in Sky Bet Championship promotion contention. While they have suffered five defeats from their 19 games at Craven Cottage, it's their 12 victories which have made all the difference. Only four sides have bettered their tally of 32 goals on home soil too, with their highest home win so far this season a 4-0 victory over Millwall back in August. No side has recorded fewer draws at home in 2019/20 than Fulham and, of their remaining home fixtures, it's the visit of Brentford which could prove most important.
Best home team: Portsmouth
Portsmouth are not only the best home team in Sky Bet League One this season, but also the entire EFL, having not suffered a single defeat at Fratton Park thus far. With 12 wins and six draws on the south coast, it's little wonder the term 'Fortress Fratton' has been doing the rounds, and there is a belief among the Pompey faithful that their side can keep it up for the remainder of the campaign too. Kenny Jackett's men beat Southend United 4-1 in November, their biggest win on home soil so far in 2019/20, and have continued that form into cup competitions, reaching the Leasing.com Trophy Final for a second consecutive season. Wycombe Wanderers have also taken a remarkable 42 points from their home games, having won 13 of their 18 games on home soil, but have also suffered two defeats.
Best home team: Crewe Alexandra
Forty two points from just 19 home games represents a fantastic return for Crewe Alexandra, and means they lead the way in the Sky Bet League Two standings. No side in the division has managed more points on home soil in 2019/20, and the same can be said about the number of goals scored - the Railwaymen have found the net 38 times at Gresty Road, and have only lost three games there as a result. David Artell's men hammered Morecambe 5-0 back in November - their biggest home win of the season so far - and will surely be looking for more of the same.