Aussies Abroad Preview: Ryan and Mooy face high-flying Leicester

Caltex Socceroos Mathew Ryan and Aaron Mooy return to the Premier League as Brighton and Hove Albion host one of the competition's form sides, Leicester City.

Brighton host the flying Foxes at 2.00am this Sunday morning looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford last time out.

Leicester, meanwhile, are second on the table and enter the clash on a four-match winning streak, with top scorer Jamie Vardy in red-hot form and topping the golden boot stakes with 12 goals.

Seagulls gloveman Ryan was superb in Australia's 1-0 win over Jordan during the international break.

Only three goalkeepers - including Leicester's own Kasper Schmeichel - boast more than Ryan's four clean sheets this season, and the Caltex Socceroos star has posted the equal-second highest amount of saves (43) in the competition.

Read on for a full preview of our Aussies Abroad in action over the next few days, with all times AEDT.

WATCH: Ryan pulls off a great save in Australia's 1-0 win over Jordan

Six-pointer for Federici as Luongo plays Championship leaders

Adam Federici's Stoke City play host the Wigan Athletic in a hugely important match at the bottom of the Championship.

Federici's Stoke beat bottom club Barnsley last time out to lift themselves off the bottom of the ladder, and will move one point from the Latics, who enter the fixture in 20th position, with a win. 

Meanwhile, Kenneth Dougall's Barnsley travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn.
Both matches kick off at 2.00am on Sunday.

Jackson Irvine's Hull City are in a healthier position - they visit Middlesbrough at 11.00pm on Sunday with a win putting the Tigers back into the promotion playoff spots picture.

Massimo Luongo's Sheffield Wednesday are also on the cusp of the top six.

Wednesday are eighth and face leaders West Brom at 2.00am on Sunday. Bailey Wright's Bristol entertain Nottingham Forest at the same time looking to secure their position in the playoff spots. 

Massimo Luongo
Massimo Luongo is in fine form for Sheffield Wednesday

Mabil and Amini flying in Denmark 

Awer Mabil's quest to become a Danish Superliga champion is progressing excellently so far, with FC Midtjylland boasting a seven point advantage at the top ahead of Tuesday morning's clash with OB at 5.00am.

Mustafa Amini and AGF are fifteen points behind in fourth, but are in the midst of an excellent season that has taken most onlookers by surprise. They host in-form Brondby at 4.00am on Monday.

Over in Germany, Brandon Borrello and Freiburg will be looking to secure their position in the Bundesliga top four against Bayer Leverkusen at 1.30am.

Mathew Leckie's Hertha Berlin are in action against Augsburg at 1.30am on Monday.

Awer Mabil's FC Midtjylland are top of the Danish Superliga
Awer Mabil's FC Midtjylland are top of the Danish Superliga

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Celtic neck and neck with Rangers

The Scottish Premiership is tight at the top, and Celtic will be aiming to utilise the wizardry of Tom Rogic for their home fixture against Livingston this Sunday morning at 2.00am.

Rogic's side are level on points with their Old Firm rivals, boasting nearly identical records - but Celtic have scored one more goal.

Elsewhere in Scotland, Martin Boyle's Hibernian welcome Motherwell at the same time. 

Milos Degenek's Red Star Belgrade warm up for next Wednesday's Champions League tie with Bayern Munich by visiting Radnicki Nis at 2.00am on Sunday. In the Turkish Super Liga, Aziz Behich's Istanbul Basaksehir tackle Galatasaray at 4.30am on Saturday.

Apostolos Giannou of AEK Larnaca takes a trip to face Nea Salamanis at 2.00am on Sunday, while striking compatriot Adam Taggart faces Jeju in the K-League at 6.00pm on Sunday.

The Caltex Socceroo has enjoyed a sensational start to the month, having guided Suwon Bluewings to the Korean FA Cup and netted the vital goal in Australia's 1-0 win over Jordan. 

Elsewhere, James Jeggo (Austria Wien) visits Flyeralarm Admira at 12.30am on Monday, Adjin Hrustic and his FC Groningen side entertain Feyernoord in the Eredivisie at 10.15pm on Sunday and Trent Sainsbury's Maccabi Haifa are away at Hapoel Hadera on Monday 5.00am

WATCH: Taggart's vital opener against Jordan