Aussies Abroad Preview: Old Firm derby headlines enticing weekend

An Old Firm derby for Tom Rogic’s Celtic headlines a huge weekend for Socceroos in action all over the world.

As we head into next week's international break - with the Socceroos set to face China in Doha on September 3 (4am AEST) - check out exactly when our Aussies Abroad will be in action over the coming days!

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In the biggest game of the domestic season so far, Ange Postecoglou’s men head to Ibrox Stadium for the first Old Firm derby under his management.

Tom Rogic has seen a return to form under the new Hoops manager, and fresh from Europa League qualification, Celtic will be looking to close the gap on Hibernian at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

In a real treat for Aussie football fans, Sunday night’s Old Firm derby against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium will be broadcast at 9PM (AEST).

Elsewhere in Scotland, Martin Boyle will look to add to his three Scottish Premiership goals when Hibernian host Livingston on Sunday morning at 12am (AEST).

Boyle
Martin Boyle recently signed a new three year deal to remain at Hibs

Over in England, Harry Souttar, Riley McGree and Kenny Dougall will all be in action.

Souttar’s Stoke City, who are equal on points at the top of the league, travel to fellow league leaders Fulham as they look to continue their impressive start to the season.

It is a clash of two unbeaten sides at Craven Cottage, with both winning three and drawing one of their opening four matches in the Championship.

After playing 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-0 EFL Cup loss to Fulham on Tuesday, McGree will be hoping to make his first Championship appearance of the season against Barnsley on Sunday morning at 12am (AEST).

Birmingham currently sits in eighth position on the Championship ladder after thumping Luton 5-0 Luton last weekend.

Elsewhere in England, Dougall’s Blackpool FC are searching for their first Championship victory as they face fellow cellar-dwellers Millwall FC.

Moving over to Denmark, Awer Mabil’s FC Midtjylland take on Brøndby IF as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Danish Superliga.

Mabil’s side are one point above FC Copenhagen and Randers FC – the last two undefeated sides in the league.

Meanwhile, Lawrence Thomas’ SønderjyskE hosts Viborg as they look to add to their four league points on Sunday night at 10pm (AEST).

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Over in Germany, Ajdin Hrustic’s Eintracht Frankfurt travel to Arminia Bielefeld as both sides battle for their first win of the Bundesliga season on Saturday night at 11:30pm (AEST).

In the German second division, Jackson Irvine’s FC St. Pauli host top of the table SSV Jahn Regensburg on Sunday night at 9:30pm (AEST).

While Irvine is yet to make his debut for his new club, he is edging closer to a full return to fitness and Sunday could be the day.

In Belgium, Trent Sainsbury’s KV Kortrijk will be eager to extend their winning run when they host Mechelen on Saturday morning at 4:45am (AEST).

It may still be early days in Serbia, but fresh from beating the league leaders, Milos Degenek’s Red Star Belgrade will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run and improve their third-place league position.

The defending Champions host fourth-placed FK Cukaricki on Monday morning at 2:55am (AEST).

Danny Vukovic’s Dutch side NEC Nijmegen will be hoping to record back-to-back victories as they travel away to Heracles on Sunday night at 10:30pm (AEST).

Over to France for our last European destination, where Denis Genreau will be hoping to get more Ligue 2 minutes under his belt when Toulouse host Valenciennes on Saturday night at 11pm (AEST).

Genreau’s Toulouse are positioned nicely at the top of the table having enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season in the opening five rounds.

Heading over to Asia, where Adam Taggart and Mitch Duke will both be looking to continue their goalscoring form.

Taggart’s Cerezo Osaka travel away to Gamba Osaka in J. League 1 while Duke’s Fagiano Okayama travel to Kitakyushu in J. League 2. Both matches take place on Saturday night at 8pm (AEST).

Our last destination takes us to America, where Brad Smith and the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers on Monday at 12:30pm (AEST).

Smith’s side are top of the MLS after 21 matches as they look to hold their three-point lead over Sporting KC.