Bristol City v Cardiff City: kick off time and how to watch Bristol City’s next Championship game on TV

Bristol City face Cardiff Town a week after recording their first win of the campaign against Luton Town

It’s called the Severnside Derby as Bristol City play host to Cardiff City in game five of the Sky Bet EFL Championship this weekend.

Although it is a traditional local rivalry, the Severnside Derby is different as it also crosses the Wales–England border, leading to fans of both teams calling it an "international match.”

Bristol City are on a three game unbeaten streak, beating Luton Town in their last game having drawn against Wigan Athletic in the league and beating Coventry City in the Carabao Cup.

How did Bristol City’s opponent fare in their last game?

Conor Townsend of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Jaden Philogene-Bidace of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City

Cardiff City’s push for promotion to the Premier League hit a hurdle on Wednesday, as the Bluebirds were held to a goalless draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Cardiff City are aiming to return to the top flight having last played in the Premier League in the 2018/2019, although had a very rocky campaign last season, only just surviving the drop into EFL League One.

When are Bristol City playing this weekend?

Bristol City will host Cardiff City at Ashton Gate on Sunday August 21, with kick off commencing at 12:00pm. The referee for this fixture is Thomas Bramall.

How can I watch Bristol City vs Cardiff Town on TV?

Bristol City v Cardiff Town will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 12:00pm on Sunday, August 21.

BBC Radio Bristol will also be airing live commentary of the game, with pre-game punditry occurring from 11:30am, however the live broadcast will not be streaming online.

Those within the broadcast range for BBC Radio Bristol can tune in.

How do I sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV

Sky Sports is available with a Sky TV package:

  • Those who already have a Sky subscription can add Sky Sports for an extra £25 per month.
  • Those Sky customers who only wish to watch Football coverage can sign up to the “2-for-1” offer, getting Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football for £18 per month.
  • Those new to Sky can sign up and get Sky Sports alongside Sky’s entertainment package for £44 per month (18 month contract, £20 set up fee)

To learn more about how to add Sky Sport to existing packages, or to create a new package with the provider, you can visit the dedicated Sky Sports page.

For those not looking for a long term contract, NOW TV offer two sports passes on their flagship stream service:

  • NOW TV Daily pass - £11.99 (per 24 hour)
  • NOW TV Monthly pass - £25 (per month)

For more details on how to get NOW TV, or to purchase a no-contract pass to watch the Premier League, you can visit NOW TV’s website for more details.

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