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Best Bets: What to watch, where to go

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. Milan is on top, by a point, after its win Tuesday. 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.

THURSDAY, DEC. 22

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Chelsea at Tottenham

ESPN2, 11:50 a.m.

A London derby that could have something to say about the EPL title, should the Manchesters (City and United) falter. Tottenham is third and Chelsea fourth, and there's a five-point gap to close between the top two and the next two.