The newly-promoted Bluebirds kick off their first-ever campaign in the division with a trip to West Ham United, and the former Liverpool forward has said that the club are just looking to consolidate their place next season.
"If you offered it me now? We'd take 17th, yes, definitely," Bellamy told Sky Sports News.
"I've been fortunate enough to play for these clubs, but [with Cardiff] it's not just our fanbase, there's some really good things going on. If we can stay here [in the division] for one year, it will put us in a great place."