Aussies Abroad Preview: Socceroos on the precipice of titles & playoffs

We're well and truly hitting the business end of the season now, with Socceroos in Europe fighting for titles and promotion with only a handful of matches remaining! 

This weekend could prove to be decisive for the likes of Tom Rogic, Denis Genreau, Riley McGree, Fran Karacic and Jackson Irvine. 

We preview it all - and look back on some headline midweek action - in this week's Aussies Abroad Preview. 

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We start in Scotland, where multiple Aussies are set to collide with huge title ramifications. Celtic host Edinburgh outfit Hearts (Saturday 9pm AEST), with Tom Rogic and his Hoops side just four points away from mathematically securing another league title. Aussies Nathaniel Atkinson and Cameron Devlin will be standing in the way as part of a solid Hearts outfit who will be out to impress at the league's toughest road trip.

In England, there is just one match to play in the Championship season, with two points still separating Riley McGree's Middlesbrough from the final play-off promotion position. The result in their final match away to Preston North End (Saturday 9:30pm AEST) will ultimately determine Boro's fate, with both Luton Town and Sheffield United within striking distance amongst the all-important top six. 

In France, a win on Sunday morning against Nimes (3am AEST) will be enough for Denis Genreau's Toulouse FC to claim the Ligue 2 title. Promotion is already secured for Genreau's side, who will take on France's best next season.

Bresica and Fran Karacic head into their final league match before entering Serie B's play-off promotion round, with Karacic's side facing off with battlers Reggina at home (Saturday 4:30am AEST). A win is a must if Brescia are to keep their promotion hopes alive. 

Joel King and Odense Bk will be looking for an incredible fifth straight Danish Superliga victory, when they travel to Nordsjælland (Sunday 10pm AEST). They will head into this one buoyed be midweek qualification for the Danish Cup Final. 

In Turkey, Aziz Behich's Giresunspor will look to build on some strong form in the league, with a win at home to struggling outfit Atlay away from home (Sunday 11pm AEST).

Meanwhile, Awer Mabil and his Kasimpasa team prepare for a tight clash, with the 12th place side travelling to fellow mid-table club Sivasspor (Saturday 11pm AEST).

In headline news, Ajdin Hrustic is through to his first European final, after appearing for german outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in their 1-0 semi-final second-leg victory at home to West Ham United. In the Bundesliga, the midfielder and his side must prepare quickly before their home game against Borussia Monchengladbach (Sunday 11:30pm AEST).

FC St Pauli must win their next two games to ensure a promotion play-off position for the Bundesliga. The task to do that does not get much tougher however, with Jackson Irvine's side facing league leaders FC Schalke, away from home (Sunday 4:30am AEST).

Mitch Duke will be in the mood to continue his prolific run of scoring, with his best opportunity coming this weekend, when club side Fagiano Okayama play relegation threatened JEF United (Sunday 4pm AEST).

Al-Faisaly and Socceroo forward Martin Boyle return to the Saudi Pro league after a highly successful ACL group stage campaign. The first opponents awaiting Boyle's side is mid-table Abha (Saturday 2:10am AEST).

Columbus Crew's league revival will be under threat this week, with Milos Degenek's side travelling to New England Revolution (Sunday 9:30am AEST), who have also found inspired form in recent times.