EFL Fixtures released: Aston Villa begin at home against Hull City

DONCASTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The EFL match ball during the Sky Bet League Two match between Doncaster Rovers and Exeter City at Keepmoat Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Doncaster, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)
DONCASTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: The EFL match ball during the Sky Bet League Two match between Doncaster Rovers and Exeter City at Keepmoat Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Doncaster, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images) /
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The EFL released the upcoming 2017/2018 fixtures on Wednesday. Check out all the key Aston Villa matches this season.

Happy Fixture Release Day, everyone!

Aston Villa Football Club will open up the season against Steve Bruce’s ex-club, Hull City at home.

What follows is a pair of tough road match-ups: one to Wales, and the other to Reading F.C., who barely missed out on promotion. In between the Hull City and Cardiff City matches will be the opening round of the Carabao Cup.

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That’s four matches in the first 11 days to start the season. Three straight of which are away. Huddersfield Town showed the importance of a quick start – a lead they never quite relinquished all the way to the Premier League.

The Second City Derby takes place at St. Andrews’ on October 28th. Villa Park will host on February 10th.

Fellow West Midlands club Wolves come to town in March while Villa travel to Molineux in October.

Aston Villa will travel to Brentford on Boxing Day with a match-up against The Bees (Scott Hogan goal, anyone!?). New Year’s Day brings Bristol City to Villa Park. Elsewhere, the schedule includes several new clubs from last year’s Championship slate. Bolton Wanderers return, as well as Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Sheffield United, the aforementioned Hull City, and Millwall.

Aston Villa closes the season in London against Millwall. Hopefully, a promotion party is in order at that time. Promotion is of the utmost importance, but it would be nice to see some decent cup runs as well.

What do you think of the 46 fixture set? Let us know!