Aussies Abroad Preview: Langerak eyes another record as Socceroos face off in Denmark

A Socceroos trio could go head-to-head in Denmark on Sunday while Mitch Langerak is on the verge of making J.League history - again!

Check out what lies ahead over the next few days for our Socceroos in this weekend's Aussies Abroad preview! 

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A trio of Socceroos stars could feature in the Danish Superligaen on Sunday as Alex Gersbach and Daniel Arzani’s AGF Aarhus host Awer Mabil’s Midtjylland.

Mabil’s side leapfrogged Brondby at the top of the table in their most recent outing courtesy of a 1-0 win while Aarhus will be looking to bounce back after a 2-0 defeat to Nordsjaelland.

Aarhus can take confidence knowing that they overcame Midtjylland in their last meeting just over a month ago.

In more news emerging out of the Danish club, Australia U-23 midfielder Zach Duncan's ten-month recovery from a serious knee injury is reaching its final stages. 

While he is unlikely to be involved this week, the 20-year-old is said to be in contention for a first team return in the next two weeks. 

In the J League, Mitch Langerak will be gunning for his eighth straight clean sheet for Nagoya Grampus when they travel to Oita Trinita on Sunday.

With two consecutive 0-0 stalemates in their previous outings, they will hope to have a more fruitful day in the final third while keeping one eye on securing the competition's record for the most consecutive shut outs. 

Langerak’s side are one of just two clubs still undefeated in the J.League this season. Their upcoming opponents have had an indifferent start to their campaign, they sit on the edge of the relegation spots in 16th.

In the Championship, Harry Souttar’s Stoke City have a meeting with Birmingham on Saturday.

The Potters fell to their first defeat in three matches against Millwall last time out and look set to finish in mid-table.

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However, their upcoming opponents are stuck in a relegation battle and are in desperate need of points.

Staying in England, Kenny Dougall and his Blackpool have a showdown with Lincoln in League One.

Dougall’s Seasiders are one place and one point better off than Lincoln in fifth position however any slip ups at this crucial stage in the season could derail their playoff aspirations.

Heading to Scotland where Martin Boyle and Jackson Irvine will be starring for Hibernian when they visit Rangers on Sunday.

Boyle was on target for Hibs in their Scottish Cup victory on Monday night – the Socceroos winger now has 12 goals in all competitions.

Their match against the title-winning Rangers will prove to be an almighty task for the Edinburgh side who have suffered consecutive 1-0 defeats against Steven Gerrard’s side.

Meanwhile, Tom Rogic and his Celtic entertain Livingston on Saturday. Livingston are one of the few teams who have remained undefeated against the Hoops this season with both of their meetings ending all square.

James Jeggo’s Aris FC will have it all to do when they entertain AEK Athens in the Greek Super League on Sunday.

Jeggo’s side returned to winning ways last time out when they saw off Asteras Tripolis 2-0 but will have a tough proposition this weekend as they meet AEK who they have previously lost and won against this season.

Both Ajdin Hrustic and Mathew Leckie will be in action in the Bundesliga on Saturday with Eintracht Frankfurt hosting top four rivals Wolfsburg while Leckie’s Berlin entertain Borussia Monchengladbach.

Heading to Israel where Nikita Rukavytsya will be leading the line for Maccabi Haifa when they meet FC Ashdod in their Premier League affair on Monday.

Ashdod sit just below Haifa in third position however there is a 14 point gap between the two sides.

In Serbia, Milos Degenek’s FK Crvena Zvezda will be looking for their 29th win of the season when they make the trip to Javor on Sunday.

Aziz Behich will be in action for Kayserispor as they face off against Antalyaspor on in their Turkish SuperLig clash on Sunday.