Aaron Mooy will need to be at his best as Huddersfield Town look to bounce back to form in the Premier League when they host Champions League-chasing Arsenal.
There’s a couple of big games for two Caltex Socceroos in England’s Championship, while Mathew Leckie is set for a tricky away trip in the Bundesliga.
Read on to find out where your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend.
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Mooy up against the Gunners
Fresh from a tough trip to Chelsea last weekend, Huddersfield Town have another huge assignment on their Premier League agenda with Arsenal due to visit John Smith’s Stadium.
Aaron Mooy played his first full 90 minutes under new Terriers manager Jan Siewert at Stamford Bridge and will again be central to the Yorkshire club’s hopes of securing a much-needed result.
That match gets underway at 2am on Sunday morning.
Brighton and Hove Albion star Mat Ryan, who kept a clean sheet against Watford last time out, is then in action at home to Burnley at 4.30am.
The Seagulls are sure to be targeting three points as they aim to increase the gap between them and the bottom three.
You can see both of our Premier League representatives strut their stuff live on Optus Sport.
Irvine eyes boost to promotion push
Elsewhere in England, Jackson Irvine’s promotion-chasing Hull City continue their assault on the Championship’s promotion places away to seventh-placed Derby County at 2am on Sunday.
Massimo Luongo and his Queens Park Rangers side, who advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup in midweek, entertain Birmingham City at the same time.
Meanwhile, over in Scotland, Mark Milligan and Hibernian host Raith Rovers in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup at 2am on Sunday.
Milligan featured from start to finish as Hibs lost 2-0 to Celtic in a Scottish Premiership encounter on Thursday morning.
Tom Rogic was absent from that match due to a knee injury and is again likely to be unavailable for the Hoops’ date with St Johnstone late Sunday night.
Big game for Leckie’s Hertha
Mathew Leckie’s Hertha Berlin could have a say in the title race as they travel to second-placed Borussia Monchengladbach at 1.30am on Sunday.
In Germany’s second tier, Robbie Kruse’s Vfl Bochum have the chance to leapfrog Paderborn into seventh spot when they meet at 11pm on Saturday.
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Danny Vukovic’s Genk – who currently hold a nine-point lead at the top in Belgium – kick off the weekend at home against Standard Liege at 6.30am on Saturday.
There could be three Aussies in action in the Eredivisie over the weekend, with Alex Gersbach’s NAC Breda taking on AZ Alkmaar on Saturday at 6am, while Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich go to FC Utrecht with their PSV Eindhoven on Monday (2.45am).
Meanwhile, Awer Mabil 'sFC Midtjylland will be on the road in Denmark, as they take on Vendsyssel at 5am on Tuesday, while Mustafa Amini’s AGF are at home against Esbjerg on Saturday (5am), while in Cyprus, Apostolos Giannou and his AEK Larnaca host Alki Oroklini at 3am on Monday.
Closer to home
After a superb debut last weekend, Milos Degenek is again set to feature for Al Hilal as they travel to Al Batin in the Saudi Pro League at 4.15am on Saturday.
Also in Saudi Arabia, Matthew Jurman’s Al Ittihad will be aiming for back-to-back wins as they host Al Taawon on Sunday at 4.15am.
And in the Hyundai A-League, Jamie Maclaren is set to make his debut for Melbourne City against Adelaide United on Saturday night, in a match televised LIVE and FREE on 10 Bold from 7.50pm.
On Friday night, Rhyan Grant – fresh from signing a new three-year deal with Sydney FC – heads to Brisbane to face the Roar at 7.50pm, while on Sunday, Chris Ikonommidis will be involved in a top-of-the-table clash as his Perth Glory take on Melbourne Victory at 5pm.
An injury means Josh Risdon will miss Western Sydney Wanderers’ clash with Central Coast Mariners on Saturday, with the right-back set to miss up to four weeks.
All Hyundai A-League matches are broadcast LIVE in Australia via FOX SPORTS.
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