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Best Bets Dec. 20/21: What to watch, where to go

12/20/2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 20

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Fiorentina at Siena

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.


The Tuscan derby matters a lot this time, with Siena just above the relegation zone and Florence's team just three points above. Replays: Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.; FSC, midnight.

Also

AC Milan at Cagliari, Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Spanish Copa del Rey

Ponferradina at Real Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 10:55 a.m.

San Roque de Lepe at Sevilla, ESPN Deportes, 12:55 p.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Bolton at Blackburn

ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

The EPL's bottom-feeders search for a path out of the relegation zone. Must-win both sides.

Also

Norwich City at Wolverhampton, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

French Ligue 1

Olympique Marseille at Nancy-Lorraine, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Juventus at Udinese

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.


The Serie A lead could be on the line when Juve, the top tier's lone unbeaten side, takes on third-place Udinese. They were level until the weekend, when the Udine team managed merely a draw at Lazio, not a bad result at all. Replay: FSC, midnight.

Also

Lecce at Inter Milan, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.

Spanish Copa del Rey

Albacete at Atletico Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 10:55 a.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Stoke City at Mancheser City

Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.

ESP leader Man City bounced back from he Chelsea loss by beating Arsenal to go to 8-0-0 at home. An upset extends Stoke's EPL win streak to five. Replay: 6 p.m.

Also

Manchester United at Fulham, Fox Soccer Channel, noon and 5 p.m.; Fox Deportes, noon and 6 p.m.

West Bromwich Albion at Newcastle United, Fox Soccer Channel, 2 and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

Sunderland at Queens Park Rangers, Fox Soccer Plus, 4 p.m. and 1 a.m.

COLOMBIAN LIGA POSTOBON

Junior at Once Caldas

GolTV, 4 p.m.

Junior pulled out a wild first leg in its home game in Colombia's title series, rallying from a two-goal first-half deficit for a 3-2 victory as Carlos Bacca tallied twice on penalty kicks. Once Caldas needs similar home magic in the decisive leg.