Our Caltex Socceroos have one more weekend of league action before heading off to Antalya for Graham Arnold’s first ever training camp as boss.
Here’s what’s in store for our overseas Australians this weekend.
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Premier League: Can Mooy help Huddersfield off the mark?
Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town are searching for their first win of the season when they travel to Everton on Sunday morning at 12.00am.
Mooy played 20 minutes of the Terriers’ 2-0 defeat to Stoke City in the League Cup midweek and is set to return to the starting eleven at Goodison Park.
After a winless start to the season for David Wagner’s men, Mooy will be crucial to any hopes of claiming an upset victory against the Toffees in Mersyside.
Mathew Ryan will have eyes on three points as Brighton welcome newly-promoted Fulham to the South Coast at the same time.
The Seagulls beat Manchester United in their last home fixture and are likely targeting the Cottagers’ visit as a must-win match in order to consolidate their top-flight status this season.
Championship: Jedinak and Villa to preserve unbeaten start
Mile Jedinak is set to remain in the heart of defence for Aston Villa’s trip to Sheffield United.
The Caltex Socceroos’ skipper has been deployed as a centre half alongside James Chester in the early stages of Villa’s season and Steve Bruce reiterated his support for the positional change earlier in the week.
After getting off the mark last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Wigan, Massimo Luongo’s Queens Park Rangers are shooting for back to back victories when they take on Birmingham City at St. Andrews.
Could a potential return to the starting eleven for Jackson Irvine spark Hull City back into action?
The Tigers were trounced 4-0 by Derby County in the League Cup midweek and have the perfect chance for revenge when they host Frank Lampard’s side on Sunday at 12.00am. Irvine clinched a brace for Hull last week against Rotherham United.
Elsewhere, James Meredith’s Millwall host Swansea City at 2.30am on Sunday morning, while Bailey Wright’s Bristol City entertain Blackburn on Sunday 10.30pm.
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Another league below, Barnsley entertain Gillingham in League 1, with new Caltex Socceroo Kenneth Dougall looking to get a win for the Tykes and enter the international break on a high.
Scotland: Old firm derby for Rogic and Arzani
It’s old firm derby time across the border, where Tom Rogic and Daniel Arzani’s Celtic host Rangers on Sunday 9.00pm.
Fresh from making his reserve team debut midweek, Arzani will have his hand up for selection when the two rivals clash at Celtic Park.
His Australian teammate is likely to be the first name on the teamsheet for Brendan Rodgers side, although Graham Arnold revealed that Rogic is being treated for a knee injury, which could prevent him from completing a full 90 minutes.
Could Mark Milligan be in line for a Hibernian debut this weekend? Hibs travel to Livingston on Sunday 12.00am looking to continue their strong start to the season.
Jamie Maclaren scored a late equaliser in the side’s 1-1 draw with Aberdeen last weekend and might be set for more action as Hibs attempt to build on their strong start.
Heart of Midlothian host St. Mirren at Sunday 12.00am aiming to preserve their lead at the top. Ben Garuccio has featured prominently in Hearts’ early success, while Oliver Bozanic and Ryan Edwards have offered solid contributions in the midfield.
Rest of Europe: Leckie in line for Bundesliga start?
Mathew Leckie is battling a knee injury could be in the running for his first start of the season when Hertha Berlin travel to Schalke in the Bundesliga on Monday, 2.00am.
Robbie Kruse and VfB Bochum head to Paderborn in the Bundesliga 2 at 2.30am on Saturday morning.
Trent Sainsbury is still in the hunt for his PSV Eindhoven debut and a home fixture with Willem II might provide an ideal opportunity for his maiden Eredivisie appearance at 3.45am Sunday morning. Staying in the Netherlands, Ajdin Hrustic’s FC Groningen face PEC Zwolle, where Caltex Socceroos call up Denis Genreau plays youth football, at 8.15pm on Sunday.
Fresh from his UEFA Champions League heroics on Friday morning, Milos Degenek should back up for Red Star Belgrade at Vojvodina on Monday, 3.00am.
Mustafa Amini’s AGF host Vendsyssel FF at 2am on Monday, while elsewhere in the Danish Superliga, FC Midtjylland take a trip to Brondby at 4am on Monday, where Awer Mabil will seek to get on the scoresheet in back-to-back games.
Aziz Behich is in line to start for Bursaspor who are after their first win of the season at home to Beskitas in the Turkish Super Lig at 4.45am Monday.
Tommy Juric’s FC Luzern host struggling Grasshopper in the Swiss Super League at midnight Monday, Sunday night.
Alex Gersbach and Rosenborg play at home against FK Haugesund in the Norweigan Eliteserien at 2am on Monday.
Alexsandar Susnjar is set to play in the Slovakian Fortuna League clash between his MSK Zilina and rivals Slovan Bratislava at 12.45am, Sunday morning.
Finally in Europe, Danny Vukovic’s Genk take on Kortrijk in the Belgian Pro League on Monday morning at 4.00am.
Over in Japan, Mitchell Duke’s Shimizu S-Pulse travel to Vegalta Sendai in the J-League 1 at 8pm on Saturday. At the same time Mitch Langerak and Nagoya Grampus Eight go to Jubilo Iwata.
In Saudi Arabia, Matthew Jurman’s Al-Ittihad are on the road against Al-Shabab in their season opener at 1.55am on Saturday morning, after Brad Jones’ Al-Nassr kicked off the new Pro League campaign with a 2-1 victory at Ohod on Friday morning.
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