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Best Bets Feb. 5/6: What to watch

SUNDAY, FEB. 5

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester United at Chelsea

Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

Man City was unbeaten into December but have lost three since, the last this week against Everton, and suddenly United looks like it might win the EPL title. Beating fourth-place Chelsea is key. Replays: Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 4 and 8 p.m.

Also

Aston Villa at Newcastle, Fox Soccer Channel, 5:25 a.m.; Fox Deportes, 5:30 a.m.

Championship

Nottingham Forest at Derby County, Fox Soccer Plus, 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

Napoli at AC Milan

Fox Soccer Channel, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday's 2-0 loss at Lazio harmed Milan's title hopes, and the Rossoneri probably need a win here -- in sub-freezing chill -- to keep pace with unbeaten Juventus. Replay: Fox Deportes, noon.

Also

Lazio at Genoa, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:25 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Siena at Juventus, Fox Soccer Plus, 6 a.m.; Fox Soccer Channel, 2 p.m. and midnight

Dutch Eredivisie

FC Utrecht at Ajax Amsterdam, ESPN Deportes, 3:25 a.m.

German Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart at Freiburg, ESPN Deportes, 6:25 a.m.

French Ligue 1

Lille at Sochaux, Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m.

Lyon at Olympique Marseille, Fox Soccer Plus, noon

Spanish La Liga

Villarreal at Sevilla, GolTV, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Valencia at Atletico Madrid, ESP Deportes, 6 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

UANL Tigres at America

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 2 p.m.

It was nice to see Jonathan Bornstein in action, and playing well, in Tigres' Copa Libertadores games, but now that the Apertura champ is out, will he be back with the club's U-20s. America is among four unbeatens left in the Clausura after finishing 17th.

Also

Club Tijuana at Puebla, Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.; Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54), 11:55 a.m.

Pachuca at Toluca, Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 10 a.m.

Brazilian Campeonato Paulista

Palmeiras at Santos, GolTV, 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Argentine Primera B Nacional

River Plate at Almirante Brown, GolTV, 1 p.m. and midnight

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

MLS PRESEASON

Colorado Rapids at Ventura County Fusion

Oxnard College, 11 a.m.

The Rapids have new leadership and a lot of returning talent -- healthier, they hope -- as they prepare for the 2012 campaign with a stint in Southern California. It starts against the PDL's Fusion, who beat Chivas USA nine days earlier.

MONDAY, FEB. 6

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Tottenham at Liverpool

ESPN2, 11:55 a.m.

Spurs have been the clear No. 3 in England, behind the Manchester powers, and American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has had plenty to do with that. Liverpool is just outside the European zone and hope that Luis Suarez's return from an eight-game ban can lead the way into the top five.