Fixtures 2018-19: Sheffield Wednesday - Wigan provide opening day away test for Owls

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY face a Roses trip to Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the EFL season on August 4.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach, Jos Luhukay. Picture: Steve Ellis

The Owls have been handed White Rose opposition in their home opener seven days later when Jos Luhukay’s side welcome Hull City to Hillsborough on August 11.

A juicy end to September sees Wednesday visit Villa Park - where they claimed a fine success last term - on September 22 before welcoming Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United on September 29, with hopes of replicating last season’s excellent autumn victory over the Whites.

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The Owls welcome Middlesbrough on October 20 - with the reverse fixture taking place on Boxing Day - and the stand-out November appointment sees a resumption of Steel City hostilities with Sheffield United, with Wednesday visiting Bramall Lane on November 10.

The reverse fixture has been scheduled for March 2, with the Owls seeking to avenge last season’s 4-2 home humbling to the Blades.

December sees Wednesday welcome near-neghbours Rotherham United in another derby on December 8 with a pre-Christmas home game with Preston pencilled in for December 22.

After visiting the Riverside on December 26, Wednesday head to West Brom to see out 2018 on December 29 and start 2019 with a New Year’s Day home game with Birmingham City.

The Owls visit Hull City on January 12 and go to Rotherham on February 16, with Wednesday having not lost a league game in the town since 1976.

Wednesday visit Leeds - who they did the double over last season for the first time in over half a century - on April 13 and end the season at home to QPR on May 5

AUGUST

4 Wigan Athletic A

11 Hull City H

18 Brentford A

21 Millwall H

25 Ipswich Town H

SEPTEMBER

1 Reading A

15 Stoke City H

19 Nottingham Forest A

22 Aston Villa A

29 Leeds United H

OCTOBER

3 West Bromwich Albion H

6 Bristol City A

20 Middlesbrough H

23 Queens Park Rangers A

27 Birmingham City A

NOVEMBER

3 Norwich City H

10 Sheffield United A

24 Derby County H

28 Bolton Wanderers H

DECEMBER

1 Bkacburn Rovers A

8 Rotherham United H

15 Swansea City A

22 Preston North End H

26 Middlesbrough A

29 West Bromwich Albion A

JANUARY

1 Birmingham City H

12 Hull City A

19 Wigan Athletic H

26 Brentford H

FEBRUARY

2 Ipswich Town A

9 Reading H

13 Millwall A

16 Rotherham United A

23 Swansea City H

MARCH

2 Sheffield United H

9 Derby County A

12 Bolton Wanderers A

16 Blackburn Rovers H

30 Stoke City A

APRIL

6 Aston Villa H

9 Nottingham Forest H

13 Leeds United A

19 Norwich City A

22 Bristol City H

27 Preston North End A

MAY

5 Queens Park Rangers H