Aussies Abroad preview: Title hunt resumes for Mabil's Midtjylland

Awer Mabil and FC Midtjylland are back in league action and ready to continue their march toward Danish Superliga glory next Tuesday.

Mabil's FC Midtjylland hold a four point advantage over Copenhagen at the summit of the Danish top tier and take on Lyngby at 5.00am on Tuesday.

  • Feature image thanks to FC Midtjylland

It is their first league outing since their 3-2 defeat to Silkeborg on January 24, and Brian Priske's side have been ramping up their title assault by playing four friendly matches since - the most recent of which being a 6-0 win over Chinese outfit Jiangsu Sainty.

Mabil scored a brace in that clash, and the 24-year-old Socceroo has five goals and four assists to his name in 18 league appearances this season. 

Meanwhile, Mustafa Amini's AGF side - who are in third position but trail Midtjylland by 14 points - contend with a home tie against Randers, at 2am on Monday.

Read on for a preview of the weekend's action for your Socceroos stars. All kick off times are in AEDT. 

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Hertha Berlin said goodbye to boss Jurgen Klinsmann during the week - Mathew Leckie's side will look for a response at rock-bottom Paderborn, at 1.30am on Sunday.

Brandon Borrello and Freiburg are in action awday to Augsburg at the same time. 

Over in the Eredivisie, Adjin Hrustic's Groningen play Sparta at 12.30am on Monday, still holding on to eighth place in the Dutch top flight.

Istanbul Başakşehir's clash with Besiktas is the next up challenge for Aziz Behich in the Turkish Super Lig, following their 1-1 stalemate with title rivals last Monday. This one gets underway at 4am on Saturday.

Trent Sainsbury and Maccabi Haifa were defeated by Beitar Jerusalem last time out - they aim to get their title hunt back on track with a contest against Hapoel Hadera, at 4.50am on Sunday.

In England, Jackson Irvine's Hull City entertain Swansea City at 6:45am on Saturday, while Massimo Luongo and Sheffield Wednesday host Reading at 2am on Sunday.

Barnsley and Kenny Dougall face high-flying Fulham at the same time. 

In League One, Bailey Wright's Sunderland take on Oxford United away at 2am on Sunday morning. Harry Souttar and Fleetwood Town welcome Peterborough at the same time. 


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Europa League football is approaching for Celtic - but before travelling to Denmark to face Copenhagen in the Round of 32, Tom Rogic's side visit Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership. That one commences at 11pm on Sunday. 

Fresh from sending Hibernian into the Scottish Cup quarter finals, Martin Boyle's side visit Kilmarnock at 3.30am on Monday.

And on home soil, Jamie Maclaren's Melbourne City can make up ground on leaders Sydney FC by beating Wellington Phoenix on Saturday at 5pm. 
Maclaren has been involved in seven of City's previous 10 goals.

Josh Risdon's Western United FC are in action against Brisbane Roar at 4pm on Sunday, while Mitch Duke's Western Sydney Wanderers entertain Newcastle Jets, with kick off in that one taking place at 7.30pm on Saturday.

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