Aussies Abroad Preview: Socceroos pair face off in Scotland

An all-Aussie affair in Scotland and a Cup Final in the Middle East headline this weekend's Aussies Abroad action! 

Starting in Scotland, where two Socceroos face each other when Martin Boyle's Hibernian travel to Tom Rogic's Celtic on Tuesday morning at 6.45am (AEDT).

Rogic's side will be full confidence following The Hoops' recent League Cup triumph over Hibs, and will be looking for an important three points to remain hot on table-topping Rangers' heels. 

However Boyle's men are quietly building up some league form and sit just two points outside the top four - so will be eager to press for a spot in Europe next season as they look to inflict a rare league defeat upon Ange Postecoglou's side. 

Defender Ryan McGowan will be an important part of Kuwait SC's backline for its Kuwait Cup Final against Al-Arabi on Tuesday morning at 3am (AEDT).

McGowan and Kuwait will be looking for a big response after Al-Arabi defeated them 1-0 in a league encounter on Wednesday. 

Over in the Bundesliga, Ajdin Hrustic’s Eintracht Frankfurt are away to relegation-threatened Ausburg on Monday morning at 1.30am (AEDT).

Staying in Germany, and in the 2. Bundesliga, Jackson Irvine’s FC St. Pauli will be confident of extending their slender one-point lead at the top of the table when they host second-bottom Erzgebrige at 11.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Kenny Dougall’s 12th-placed Blackpool will be looking to bounce back from their midweek FA Cup exit when they face a Barnsley side desperate for points on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT). 

Callum Elder’s Hull City face a tricky home encounter against Stoke City with kick-off at MKM stadium set on Sunday evening for 11pm (AEDT).

In Italy’s Serie B, Fran Karačić’s second-placed Brescia will be hoping to claim all three points when they travel to 14th placed Reggina on Sunday morning at 12am (AEDT). 

In Belgium, central defender Trent Sainsbury would take three points and a clean sheet as a late 30th birthday present when KV Kortrijk travel to Gent at 6.45am (AEDT) on Sunday morning.

In the Greek Super League, James Jeggo’s Aris Thessaloniki face a trip to Apollon Smyrni on Sunday morning at 4.30am (AEDT).

To Holland, Danny Vukovic and his NEC Nijmegen teammates face a visit from 13th placed Heracles on Sunday morning at 4.45am (AEDT).

In France’s Ligue 2, Denis Genreau’s Toulouse FC will be looking to narrow the gap at the top of the table with a win against eighth-placed Pau on Sunday morning at 5am (AEDT). Second-placed Toulouse has only lost two league games all season.

To Turkey, where Aziz Behich’s Giresunspor do battle against Kasimpasa on Monday morning at 12am (AEDT).

Gianni Stensness will be hoping to get some minutes for his Norwegian side Viking FK when they travel to Sandnes Ulf on Tuesday morning at 4am (AEDT).

In the A-League Men's, Rhyan Grant's Sydney FC will be hoping to beat Brisbane Roar for the second time in four days when they do battle on Saturday evening at 7.45pm (AEDT).

Grant grabbed an assist for the solitary goal in the Sky Blues' FFA Cup Quarter Final win over the same opposition on Wednesday night.

And finally, Melbourne City troupe Mathew LeckieAndrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren will be looking to build on a thrilling 3-3 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers, where Maclaren found the back of the net, when they face Adelaide United on Saturday evening at 7.45pm (AEDT).