Aussies Abroad Preview: Behich’s final day relegation battle, all Aussie affair in Scotland

There will be plenty of nail-biting moments for Aziz Behich with his side’s fate set to be sealed on the final matchday of the Turkish SuperLig season, while a trio of Socceroos could be on the park at Easter Road as the Scottish Premiership comes to a close in Aussies Abroad action this weekend. 

Aziz Behich and his Kayserispor will be fighting for safety in the final matchday of the Turkish SuperLig season this weekend.

His side sit one place above the relegation zone ahead of their clash with big-hitters Fenerbahce this Saturday.

A share of the points against Behich’s parent club, Istanbul Basaksehir, in their midweek encounter could be enough to seal their safety regardless of their result on Saturday.

A point or more against the Turkish giants will confirm their place in next season’s competition however a defeat will have them looking over their shoulder with Ankaragucu the team that they have to watch out for.

Their relegation rivals sit in 19th place but if they win by two or more goals against Alanyaspor and Behich’s side lose to Fenerbahce then it will be the Aussie’s side that are relegated.

There will be an all Aussie affair taking place in the final round of the Scottish Premiership as Jackson Irvine and Martin Boyle’s Hibernian host Tom Rogic’s Celtic on Saturday.

The Aussie duo put in full shifts for Hibs as they tied up third place thanks to their 1-0 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday with Irvine grabbing the assist for the match winner.

With their league position set in stone, Jack Ross has told the local press to expect rotation as the club gears up for their Scottish Cup final showdown with St Johnstone the following weekend.

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In Japan, Adam Taggart could make his second appearance for Cerezo Osaka when they go head to head against Vissel Kobe on Saturday.

Meanwhile in the Danish Superligaen, Awer Mabil will be looking to return to winning ways with Midtjylland as they face off against Randers on Sunday.

His side were given a reality check last Sunday after they went down 3-1 to Brondby who are hot on their heels in second position.

They now possess just a one point lead with three matches remaining in the season.

Elsewhere, Zach Duncan could feature for AGF Aarhus as they meet Nordsjaelland on Sunday.

Ajdin Hrustic will be looking to build upon his first Bundesliga goal when his Eintracht Frankfurt take on relegated Schalke on Saturday.

The Aussie winger scored his first goal in the German top flight last weekend with his improvised finish rescuing a point at home to Mainz.

Meanwhile, Mathew Leckie’s Hertha Berlin could confirm their top-flight survival when they come up against strugglers Koln on Saturday.

Leckie started and played 58 minutes for Hertha as they won 2-1 at Schalke on Wednesday. The three points puts them clear of the relegation zone however there is still a chance they could fall into the relegation qualification spot if they fail to get a result from their two remaining fixtures.

Turning our attention to the MLS where Brad Smith’s Seattle Sounders have a date with LAFC on Sunday.

These two sides have already met despite the season being in its infancy. Smith’s first goal of the season arrived against LA as his side drew 1-1 at the back end of April.

A return to the scoresheet for the Aussie defender may not be out of the question as he looks to add to his two-goal tally.

Making our way to China where Aaron Mooy will be in the heart of midfield for Shanghai Port as they entertain Dalian on Sunday.

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Mooy’s side are undefeated from their first four matches this season with their most recent outing ending in a goalless stalemate with Changchun Yatai.

Milos Degenek’s FK Crvena Zvezda could cause some real damage on Friday night as they travel to bottom of the table, Backa Backa Palanka.

A whopping 86 points separates these two sides on the ladder while Degenek’s side enter this match on the back of a 6-1 hammering of Zlatibor.

Brandon Borrello will be in action this Sunday as his Fortuna Dusseldorf do battle with Erzgebirge Aue in the 2. Bundesliga.

With two round left to play, his side are still in with a mathematical chance of snatching the one playoff spot on offer but it would require a spectacular set of circumstances for it to eventuate.

Meanwhile, we wish James Jeggo a speedy recovery after the Aris FC midfiedler underwent surgery on an injured metatarsal.