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Best Bets Dec. 12/13 What to watch

MONDAY, DEC. 12

  • TELEVISION

ITALIAN SERIE A

Juventus at AS Roma

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Alessandro Matri and Claudio Marchisio have rounded into a nice 1-2 punch for unbeaten Juve, which Sunday dropped a point behind Udinese in a tight, four-team battle for command in Italy's top league. Replay: FSC, 5 p.m. and midnight.

German Bundesliga

Kaiserslautern at Borussia Dortmund, ESPN Deportes, 7 a.m.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester City at Chelsea

ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 11:50 a.m.

Chelsea has fallen to fifth in what's been an increasingly tumultuous campaign, what with the John Terry racism claims, pending Didier Drogba exit and speculation over Frank Lampard's future. First-place Man City, the only unbeaten side in the EPL, has scored four or more goals seven times and three goals six times in 24 games this season.

TUESDAY, DEC. 13

  • TELEVISION

SPANISH COPA DEL REY

Real Madrid at Ponferradina

ESPN Deportes, 10:55 a.m.

Ponfe, as the second-division side is known, can't expect to win here -- not after Real's loss Saturday to Barcelona, which knocked the Merengues from atop La Liga's standings. But the opportunity to play one of the world's best clubs, in their home stadium, will be memorable, no matter the outcome.

Also

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

ITALIAN SERIE A

Inter Milan at Genoa

Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Inter won only two of its first nine Serie A clashes, but it's been in better form the past six weeks, climbing to 10th in the standings, just four points outt of the fifth European berth. Genoa is seventh.

Also

AC Milan at Bologna, GolTV, 2 p.m.

FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP

Monterrey (Mexico) vs. Esperance (Tunisia)

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 p.m.

The Rayados, which fell to Japan's Kashiwa Reysol on penalties ion the quarterfinals, wrap up a disappointing experience in the fifth-place playoff of FIFA's official club tournament. Africa's champs do likewise.

Also

Kashiwa Reysol (Japan) vs. Santos (Brazil), Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 2:30 a.m. (Wednesday)