EFL Fixture Release: 2016/2017 Cardiff City Key Matches

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With the  2016/2017 EFL fixtures on release, many supporters were eagerly anticipating their teams fixtures and planning their trips away. A look at Cardiff City’s key matches.

EFL Fixture Release: 2016/2017 Cardiff City Key Matches

The Bluebirds – and Paul Trollope’s – first match of the 2016/2017 season is away to Birmingham City on Saturday 6th August, who they played at the Cardiff City Stadium in their final game of the 2015/2016 season. The score finished 1-1 with one of last seasons most improved players – Anthony Pilkington – netting the equaliser.

The final game of the season will come against Huddersfield Town – another away trip – on Sunday 7th May

The first home game follows on Saturday 13th August when Queens Park Rangers visit the CCS. The result last season was 0-0 as the Bluebirds play-off hopes began to fade.

The eagerly anticipated home games against rivals such as Leeds United (Saturday 17th September), Bristol City (Saturday 15th October) will hope to draw in the crowds that dwindled dramatically last season.

The biggest teams – recently relegated – Aston Villa and Newcastle United travel to the CCS on Monday 2nd January and Saturday 29th April respectively, with both teams looking to return the Premier League at the first attempt.

The Christmas fixtures come against Brentford (Away) on Monday 26th December, against Brighton and Hove Albion (Away) on Saturday 31st December.

With over half of the league looking for promotion and some huge clubs occupying the EFL Championship, it’s clear Cardiff City will have to get off to a flying start to build some momentum in what will prove to be a tough season.
Cardiff City’s fixtures in full:

Full Cardiff City EFL Schedule

AUGUST

Sat 6 – Birmingham City A
Sat 13 – Queens Park Rangers H
Tue 16 – Blackburn Rovers H
Sat 20 – Fulham A
Sat 27 – Reading H

SEPTEMBER

Sat 10 – Norwich City A
Tue 13 – Preston North End A
Sat 17 – Leeds United H
Sat 24 – Rotherham United A
Tue 27 – Derby County H

OCTOBER

Sat 1 – Burton Albion A
Sat 15 – Bristol City H
Tue 18 – Sheffield Wednesday H
Sat 22 – Nottingham Forest A
Sat 29 – Wigan Athletic H

NOVEMBER

Sat 5 – Newcastle United A
Sat 19 – Huddersfield Town H
Sat 26 – Aston Villa A

DECEMBER

Sat 3 – Brighton and Hove Albion H
Sat 10 – Ipswich Town A
Tue 13 – Wolverhampton Wanderers H
Sat 17 – Barnsley H
Mon 26 – Brentford A
Sat 31 – Brighton and Hove Albion A

JANUARY

Mon 2 – Aston Villa H
Sat 14 – Bristol City A
Sat 21 – Burton Albion H
Sat 28 – Reading A
Tue 31 – Preston North End H

FEBRUARY

Sat 4 – Norwich City H
Sat 11 – Leeds United A
Tue 14 – Derby County A
Sat 18 – Rotherham United H
Sat 25 – Fulham H

MARCH

Sat 4 – Queens Park Rangers A
Tue 7 – Blackburn Rovers A
Sat 11 – Birmingham City H
Sat 18 – Ipswich Town H

APRIL

Sat 1 – Wolverhampton Wanderers A
Tue 4 – Barnsley A
Sat 8 – Brentford H
Sat 15 – Sheffield Wednesday A
Mon 17 – Nottingham Forest H
Sat 22 – Wigan Athletic A
Sat 29 – Newcastle United H

MAY

Sun 7 – Huddersfield Town A

*These 2016/17 fixtures are subject to changes
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CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 28: Joe Ralls of Cardiff City during the pre season friendly match between Cardiff City and Watford at Cardiff City Stadium on July 28, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.  (Photo by David Jones/Getty Images)