Wednesday have lost only one of their nine previous fixtures to the Bluebirds – though that was last time out in a 2-1 Hillsborough defeat on December 29.
But what about the other standout fixtures? What’s best to mark the calendar out for as the new-look Owls set sail on another Championship season?
First home game
The first home game at Hillsborough this season will be against Watford.
Wednesday will take on recently relegated
Watford in their first match at Hillsborough on Saturday September 19.
It will be the first clash between the two sides since May 2015 when a customary last-minute Atdhe Nuhiu equaliser earned them a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.
Their last Hillsborough clash was a 3-0 October 2014 defeat.
Well nobody yet knows when fans will be allowed back into stadiums but if it’s by Boxing Day, Wednesdayites will be making a trip across the Pennines to
Blackburn’s Ewood Park.
It will be their fifth-consecutive Boxing Day away day when they will want to rid themselves of memories of last season, where two late goals saw them succumb to a disappointing 2-1 defeat.
They’ll play newly-promoted
Rotherham away on Wednesday October 28 and at home on Wednesday March 3 and then Huddersfield away on Tuesday December 8 and at home on Wednesday March 17. Barnsley will come to Hillsborough on December 12, with the trip to Oakwell arriving on March 20. Last up?
A trip to
Derby County on May 8. Full fixture list
SeptemberSat Sept 5 - Carabao Cup first round Sat Sept 12 - Cardiff City (a) Sat Sept 19 - Watford (h) Sat Sept 26 - Bristol City (a) October
Sat Oct 3 - Queens Park Rangers (h) Sat Oct 17 - Birmingham City (a) Wed Oct 21 - Brentford (h) 7.45 Sat Oct 24 - Luton Town (h) Wed Oct 28 - Rotherham United (a) 7.45 Sat Oct 31 - Wycombe Wanderers (a) November
Tue Nov 3 - A.F.C. Bournemouth (h) 7.45 Sat Nov 7 - Millwall (h) Sat Nov 21 - Preston North End (a) Wed Nov 25 - Swansea City (a) 7.45 Sat Nov 28 - Stoke City (h)
DecemberWed Dec 2 - Reading (h) 7.45 Sat Dec 5 - Norwich City (a) Tue Dec 8 - Huddersfield Town (a) 7.45 Sat Dec 12 - Barnsley (h) Tue Dec 15 - Nottingham Forest (a) 7.45 Sat Dec 19 - Coventry City (h) Sat Dec 26 - Blackburn Rovers (a) Tue Dec 29 - Middlesbrough (h) 7.45 January
Sat Jan 2 - Derby County (h) Sat Jan 16 - Coventry City (a) Tue Jan 19 - Wycombe Wanderers (h) 7.45 Sat Jan 23 - A.F.C. Bournemouth (a) Sat Jan 30 - Preston North End (h) February Sat Feb 6 - Millwall (a) Sat Feb 13 - Swansea City (h) Tue Feb 16 - Stoke City (a) 8.00 Sat Feb 20 - Birmingham City (h) Wed Feb 24 - Brentford (a) 7.45 Sat Feb 27 - Luton Town (a) March
Wed March 3 - Rotherham United (h) 7.45 Sat March 6 - Reading (a) Sat March 13 - Norwich City (h) Wed March 17 - Huddersfield Town (h) 7.45 Sat March 20 - Barnsley (a) April
Fri April 2 - Watford (a) Mon April 5 - Cardiff City (h) Sat April 10 - Queens Park Rangers (a) Sat April 17 - Bristol City (h) Tue April 20 - Blackburn Rovers (h) 7.45 Sat April 24 - Middlesbrough (a) May Sat May 1 - Nottingham Forest (h) Sat May 8 - Derby County (a) MORE FROM OUR WEDNESDAY WRITING TEAM Editor's message: Thank you for reading this story. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on our advertisers and thus our revenues. The Star is more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription to support our journalism. You can subscribe here www.thestar.co.uk/subscriptions for unlimited access to Sheffield news and information online. Every subscription helps us continue providing trusted, local journalism and campaign on your behalf for our city.