When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?

Mathew Leckie could be set for his first start of the Bundesliga season after returning from injury last weekend, while there’s an all-Aussie battle in the English Championship.

Meanwhile, Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan are both hungry to get all three points in the Premier League to help kick-start their club’s campaigns.

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Read on to find out when our Caltex Socceroos are in action abroad over the weekend!


England: Vital games for Mooy, Ryan in Premier League

Huddersfield Town will be hoping for some Aaron Mooy magic as they look to register their first win of the season this weekend.

While the Caltex Socceroos midfielder has been in excellent form, his Terriers haven’t been able to translate that into victories over the first seven games.

But if Mooy can produce another big performance, Huddersfield will fancy their chances of breaking their duck away to Burnley on Sunday morning at 12am.

After beating Manchester United in week 2, Mat Ryan’s Brighton & Hove Albion haven’t tasted victory in their last five outings.

But the in-form gloveman will be hoping a home clash against a resurgent West Ham on Saturday at 5am could be the start of a positive run of results for the Seagulls.

In the Championship, Aussie duo Mile Jedinak and James Meredith will go head-to-head as Aston Villa travel to The Den to face Millwall at 12am on Sunday. 

James Meredith
James Meredith goes up against fellow Aussie Mile Jedinak this weekend.

At the same time, Massimo Luongo’s QPR will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins when Frank Lampard’s Derby County come to Loftus Road.

Jackson Irvine will have to overcome an Achilles injury suffered in midweek to line up for Hull City for their trip to high-flying Sheffield United, also at 12.00am on Sunday.

And Bailey Wright could make his first appearance of the season for Bristol City after recovering from a thigh injury as they take on Sheffield Wednesday at 11.30pm on Sunday night. 

Down a division, Kenny Dougall and Barnsley take on Peterborough United away on Sunday 12.00am.

Bailey Wright
Could Bailey Wright make his long-awaited return for Bristol City?

Germany: Leckie’s Hertha aiming for the top

After returning off the bench in last week’s shock win over Bayern Munich, Mathew Leckie will be after more game time as his Hertha Berlin travel to Mainz on Saturday at 11.30pm.

Hertha are flying high so far this season, currently in third spot and just one point behind league-leaders Borussia Dortmund.

In the 2.Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse’s Bochum are at home to Arminia Bielefeld at 2.30am on Saturday.

Scotland: Hibs look to keep the pressure on Hearts

It’s no coincidence Hibernian are yet to concede a goal since Mark Milligan's arrival into the heart of their midfield.

Milligan has started the last three games for second-placed Hibs, who will look to keep pace with league-leaders Hearts when they host Hamilton on Sunday at 12am.

Striker Jamie Maclaren is currently sidelined for Neil Lennon’s side with a back injury.

Surprise leaders Hearts – with Ben Garuccio and Oliver Bozanic in their squad – face a tricky trip to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers on Monday at 1am. 

Celtic have steadied themselves after a rocky start to the season in the league and will look to pocket another three points when they head to St Johnstone on Monday at 1.30am.

Tom Rogic missed his side's UEFA Europa League defeat to Red Bull Salzburg on Friday morning but is set to feature for Brendan Rodgers’ men again, while Daniel Arzani is getting closer to his first appearance in the first team.

Tom Rogic's Celtic will be hungry for all three points on the road.

Netherlands: Sainsbury and Behich look to maintain Eredivisie stranglehold

After watching from the bench in PSV’s UEFA Champions League loss against Inter Milan, Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich are sure to come into strong consideration for a start in domestic action.

PSV, who are five points clear at the top of the ladder, host sixth-placed VVV Venlo on Sunday at 4.45am.

At the same time, youngster Denis Genreau should get another chance to catch the eye with PEC Zwolle who are at home against Excelsior on Sunday at 4.45am.

Meanwhile, Ajdin Hrustic’s Groningen are on the road on Sunday at 3.30am, taking on ADO Den Haag.

Trent Sainsbury. Image via PSV.nl

Rest of Europe: Vukovic and Genk look to reach summit in Belgium

It’s been a superb start to the season for Danny Vukovic’s Genk in Belgium, just two points off top spot and Club Brugge after nine games.

And they’ll be intent to keep their good run going in the league when they head to Gent on Monday at 5am.

After a tough outing in the UEFA Champions League on Thursday, Milos Degenek and Red Star Belgrade will turn their focus to domestic matters and a trip to Zemun on Sunday at 10pm.

A couple of Aussies continue to impress in Denmark. Awer Mabil’s FC Midtjylland will start favourites at home against Vendsyssel at 5am on Monday.

But before that, Mustafa Amini and his AGF outfit are away against OB on Sunday at 12am.

In Switzerland, Tomi Juric could force his way into FC Luzern’s starting XI for their tough trip to Young Boys at 4am on Sunday, while Apostolos Giannou takes his AEK Larnaca to Ermis in the Cypriot league on Monday at 3am.

Awer Mabil

Asia: Jones looking for perfect five in Saudi Arabia

It’s been a flawless start to life in the Saudi Pro League for gloveman Brad Jones, whose Al Nassr have won the first four games of the league season.

They’ll look to make it five from five against Al-Hazm at home on Saturday at 3.30am.

Fellow shot-stopper Mitch Langerak has also been in excellent form in Japan and his Nagoya Grampus host FC Tokyo on Sunday at 6pm.

Also in the J-League, Mitch Duke’s Shimizu S-Pulse are at home against Jubilo Iwata at 5pm on Sunday.