The Championship fixtures for 2019/2020 have been announced and Wigan Athletic will face Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City at home on the opening day of the season. This is followed up with an away game at local rivals Preston North End, a home game against Leeds United and another away game at Middlesbrough.
It’s a difficult start for Paul Cook’s team against three of the promotion favourites Cardiff, Leeds and Middlesbrough and at PNE where they suffered a 4-0 defeat last season.
The League Cup first round fixtures are scheduled for Wednesday 14 August and the draw will take place tonight.
There’ll be local derbies against Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers but Bolton have been relegated and are now in League One.
The derbies are scheduled as follows:
Saturday 10 August 2019 – Preston North End (A)
Saturday 21 December 2019 – Blackburn Rovers (A)
Saturday 8 February 2020 – Preston North End (H)
Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Blackburn Rovers (H)
Christmas and New Year fixtures have Latics at home against Derby County on Boxing Day, away at Nottingham Forest on 29th December and away at Birmingham City on New Year’s Day.
Latics will round off the campaign at home to Fulham on Saturday 2nd May 2019.
The full fixture schedule is available on the Wigan Athletic official website at https://www.wiganathletic.com