Best Bets Feb. 1/2: What to watch

February, 1, 2012
2/01/12
12:06
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
  • TELEVISION
SPANISH COPA DEL REY
Barcelona at Valencia
ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

The league title might be out of reach for Barca, given the way Real Madrid is playing, but the Catalans -- after beating their hated rival in the quarterfinals -- are the best bet for the cup title. The semifinal second leg is a week away.
Antalya Cup
Terek Grozny (Russia) vs. Rapid Bucharest (Romania), Fox Soccer Plus, 4:55 a.m. and 1 a.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal at Bolton
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, noon
Might we see U.S. national-teamer Tim Ream's debut for Bolton? Perhaps not, but the Wanderers, just one point above the relegation zone, need points, and Arsenal has lost its last three EPL games.
Also
West Bromwich Albion at Fulham, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Queens Park Rangers at Aston Villa, Fox Soccer Plus, 2 and 9 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A
AC Milan at Lazio
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
Milan is chasing Juventus in the Scudetto race. Lazio is trying to leapfrog Udinese for the third Champions League berth next season while holding off Inter. This means everything to both sides.
Also
Genoa at Atalanta, Fox Soccer Plus, 8:55 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES
Internacional (Brazil) at Once Caldas (Colombia)
Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.
Leandro Damião
's early goal was enough for Internacional in the first leg in Porto Alegre. Once ought to be in better shape at home.
Also
Real Potosi (Bolivia) at Flamengo (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.
Brazilian Campeonato Paulista
Mogi Mirim at Palmeiras, ESPN Deportes, 3:55 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 2
  • TELEVISION
ITALIAN SERIE A
Chievo Verona at Novara
Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.

They're calling Michael Bradley “General” for his command in Chievo's midfield. This one's must-win for the Flying Donkeys -- Novara is all but sure for the drop. Replays: 5 p.m. and midnight.

BRAZILIAN CAMPEONATO PAULISTA
Guarani at São Paulo
GolTV, 1:30 p.m.
The Galaxy lost Juninho to São Paulo, and he hasn't made the 18-man game roster for the first three state tournament matches, all victories. Guarani has won two of its first three.

COPA LIBERTADORES
Union Española (Chile) at UANL Tigres (Mexico)
Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.
Los Alamitos' Jonathan Bornstein made his first competitive appearance for Tigres' first team since May in the first leg, a 1-0 loss in Chile. Overcome the deficit, and Mexico's champs join Bolivar (Bolivia), Junior (Colombia) and Universidad Catolica (Chile).
Also
Peñarol (Uruguay) at Caracas FC (Venezuela), Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.

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