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Posted Thursday, June 21st 2018

A detailed look at the 2018/19 fixture list

For the third-consecutive season, City will kick-off a new campaign in front of their own fans at Ashton Gate.

Lee Johnson’s side will host Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest on Saturday, August 4th, before a first away trip the following weekend to Bolton Wanderers.

Similar to last season City take to the road for the pre-Christmas encounter, this time taking on Frank Lampard’s Derby County at Pride Park, before returning to Ashton Gate for Boxing Day and the final match of the 2018; when they face Brentford and Rotherham, respectively.

City fans will make the trip to recently relegated Stoke City on New Year’s Day, with the 2018/19 campaign drawing to a close at Hull City’s KCOM Stadium.

Club supporters already look set set to clock up more than 7,300 miles over the course of the campaign, with midweek away league games looking set to include Queens Park Rangers, West Bromwich Albion, Rotherham United and Ipswich Town.

After their Premier League relegation, Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium provides Johnson’s squad with their first test against Championship newbies in August, with Blackburn Rovers, West Brom and Wigan Athletic heading to BS3 in September. The Robins take on the Millers in October, before they look for victory over Stoke City following their Carabao Cup triumph last season.

City return to the knockout competition on Tuesday, August 14th with a home tie against Plymouth Argyle. The fixture is a repeat of the opening round last season, which City went on to win 5-0. Whoever progresses are due to play their second round tie before the end of August, making it an action-packed opening month to the season.

The weekend of September 8th/9th plays host to the first international break, with home clashes either side against Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United, while Aston Villa, who went close to play-off success last season, head to BS3 before October arrives.

A second international break falls in mid-October, either side of home ties with Sheffield Wednesday and a trip to Brentford. A potential Carabao Cup fourth round fixture is pencilled in for Halloween.

Back-to-back away trips to Leeds United and Ipswich Town land in November, before the festive season kicks-off at home to Millwall. Johnson’s side head to Birmingham City a week later, before Marley Watkins could line-up against his former side in BS3, when Norwich City head to Bristol.

Following their New Year’s Day trip to the Potters, City will enter the FA Cup third round on Saturday, January 5th. The opening month of 2019 could well be another bumper one, with the competition’s fourth-round fixtures and both Carabao Cup semi-final legs also scheduled.

Graham Potter’s Swans travel over the Severn Bridge for the start of February, before City’s first trip to Ewood Park since April 2017 arriving a week later.

Fans will travel to Norwich City’s Carrow Road and Preston North End as February turns to March, before consecutive home clashes with Leeds United and Ipswich Town, as the season run-in will no doubt begin to take shape.

April also hands four home fixtures to City, against the newly promoted Latics, West Brom, Reading and the Rams, before the curtain closes on the road to Hull City on Sunday, May 5th.

The draft fixtures for the 2018/19 season were released by the EFL at 9am today (Thursday, June 21st), allowing fans to plan their diaries for the upcoming months of football.

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