Caltex Socceroos shot-stopper Maty Ryan is in tremendous form for Brighton and Hove Albion, but Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield Town could do with some luck when the Premier League resumes this weekend.
On another busy weekend of action, there’s also big tests for Tom Rogic and Ben Garuccio in Scotland, while Awer Mabil will be hoping to pick up where he left off after a sensational fortnight for club and country.
And Mitch Langerak will take part in a crucial J-League fixture as the battle for survival hots up.
Read on for more details on where your Caltex Socceroos will play this weekend, with all kick-off times listed in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)!
England and Scotland: Ryan's Brighton after three straight shut-outs
Mathew Ryan has his eyes on a third successive Premier League clean sheet as Brighton and Hove Albion host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday morning.
Ryan was praised by manager Chris Hughton for a series of excellent saves in a 1-0 win at Newcastle United last weekend and has helped the Seagulls up to 12th ahead of kick off.
Brighton have lost just once at home this season and can move inside the top half with a win should other results go their way.
Kick off against Wolves is at 1.00am.
Caltex Socceroos midfield dynamo Aaron Mooy is also in action at 1.00am, with his Huddersfield Town side travelling to Watford.
Town are still seeking their first victory of the season but will be encouraged by their display against Liverpool last weekend. David Wagner's side hit the woodwork and had a goal ruled out for offside and were felled 1-0 in an encouraging display.
The games keep coming thick and fast in England’s Championship, with Massimo Luongo’s Queens Park Rangers hosting Mile Jedinak’s Aston Villa in Saturday morning's 5.45am kick off.
Luongo's QPR are unbeaten in four and have won two on the bounce to lift the West Londoners up to 13th.
Meanwhile, Jackson Irvine’s Hull City face a crunch match away at Bolton at 1.00am on Sunday.
Down a division, and there's unfortunate news for Kenny Dougall. The midfielder suffered ankle ligament damage during Barnsley's 3-1 loss to Shrewsbury Town on Wednesday morning, and will reportedly be out of action until New Year.
Barnsley will miss Dougall's presence after a solid start to the campaign, and face Bristol Rovers at 1.00am on Sunday.
Over in Scotland, cup football is on the menu for some of our Caltex Socceroos.
Tom Rogic's Celtic are set to meet a Hearts side containing both Oliver Bozanic and Ben Garuccio in Monday 12.30am's Scottish League Cup semi final.
Hibernian will not play though, with Mark Milligan, Jamie Maclaren and Martin Boyle all having the week off.
Germany: Leckie chasing scalp of Bundesliga leaders
In Germany, Mathew Leckie’s Hertha Berlin take on table-toppers Borussia Dortmund at 12.30am on Sunday.
Hertha are unbeaten in three and currently sit sixth on the Bundesliga ladder, with Leckie coming off the bench in last Monday's 1-1 draw with Freiburg.
In Germany’s second tier, Robbie Kruse’s VfL Bochum will continue their promotion push with a home fixture against Jahn Regensburg at 6.30am on Tuesday.
Denmark: Mabil and Amini under the spotlight
In-form wide man Mabil will likely play a key role in Midtjylland’s clash with Danish Superliga heavyweights Brondby at 5.00am on Tuesday.
Mabil marked his Caltex Socceroos debut against Kuwait last week with a goal and has been in excellent nick for his club side, picking up an assist in the Danish league leaders' 4-1 win over Nordsjælland last weekend - his fifth of the league campaign.
Mabil will be hoping Australian teammate Mustafa Amini can do his side a favour when they take on Copenhagen at 2.00am on Monday, with Midtjylland and second-placed Copenhagen only separated by goal difference.
Netherlands: Caltex Socceroos face off on Sunday
Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich could be set to take on Australian teammate Ajdin Hrustic when PSV Eindhoven travel to Groningen at 4.45am on Sunday.
The Eredivisie leaders have won all nine league matches this season, scoring an incredible 36 goals and conceding just three in the process.
Sainsbury was an unused substitute at the weekend, but teammate Behich did feature off the bench. Hrustic could play for Groningen in the clash.
Also in the Netherlands, there’s a home clash for Denis Genreau’s PEC Zwolle, who host Heracles at 5.45am on Sunday.
Europe: Vukovic, Degenek look to continue league leads
In Belgium, Danny Vukovic’s Genk are on top of the table - three points clear of Club Brugge. Genk go to Standard Liege for a 12.30am kickoff on Monday.
Milos Degenek’s Red Star Belgrade are also on top of their division and will hope to bounce back from UEFA Champions League defeat at Liverpool with victory at Macva Sabac at 2.30am on Monday.
Apostolos Giannou’s AEK Larnaca meet Anorthosis in Cyprus’ top flight at 4.00am on Tuesday, while Tomi Juric, who did not feature last week, may be involved in Luzern’s Swiss Super League trip to Neuchatel Xamax at 2.00am on Monday.
And in Norway, Alex Gersbach could be set to play a role in a top-of-the-table blockbuster.
His ladder-leading Rosenberg side travel to second-placed Brann, who are just two points adrift. That match commences at 6.00am on Monday.
Asia: Langerak a key man in J-League survival
It is all to play for in the J-League, with most sides having just four matches left in the season.
The relegation battle is a tight one - just six points separates the 10th-placed Gamba Osaka and the 17th-placed Kashiwa Reysol - and there is a Caltex Socceroo involved.
Mitch Langerak’s clean sheet helped Nagoya Grampus to a crucial 1-0 win over Kashiwa Reysol last time out.
He's after a repeat in Sunday 5.00pm's kick off against AFC Asian Champions League hopefuls Consadole Sapporo.
Andrew Nabbout’s Urawa Red Diamonds are also in the mix for an AFC Asian Champions League berth but the fifth-placed side do not feature this weekend, with Mitchell Duke’s Shimizu S-Pulse in the same boat.
In Saudi Arabia, Brad Jones’ Al Nassr sit top of the league and travel to Al Feiha at 3.45am on Saturday.
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