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Best Bets Jan. 15/16: What to watch

SUNDAY, JAN. 15

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Arsenal at Swansea City

Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 8 a.m.

The legend of Thierry Henry grew taller earlier this week, when he came off the bench in his return to Arsenal, on loan from the New York Red Bulls, to score a marvelous goal that advanced the Gunners in the F.A. Cup. Will the French maestro get his first start in his return to EPL play? Replay: FSC, 8 p.m.

Also

Queens Park Rangers at Newcastle United, Fox Soccer Plus, 5:25 a.m.

Norwich City at West Bromwich Albion, Fox Soccer Plus, 7:30 a.m.

Championship

Southampton at Nottingham Forest, Fox Soccer Plus, 9:30 a.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Morelia at Pumas UNAM

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

This rematch of last year's Apertura final -- won by Pumas by the narrowest of margins -- suddenly is must-win after both sides failed in their second-half openers last weekend.

Also

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

Argentine preseason

River Plate vs. Estudiantes La Plata, Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.

ITALIAN SERIE A

Inter Milan at AC Milan

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

The battle of San Siro is one of the most explosive in Europe -- surpassed in Italy perhaps only by Roma-Lazio -- and, as always, it's meaningful beyond the rivalry. AC Milan is atop Serie A, but Inter is the hottest side, with five straight wins (on a 13-1 scoreline) to pull to fifth, eight points off the lead.

Also

Atalanta at Lazio, Fox Soccer Plus, 3:25 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Cagliari at Juventus, Fox Soccer Channel, 6 a.m. and midnight; Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.

Spanish La Liga

Villarreal at Atletico Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 2:55 and 9 a.m.

Levante at Athletic Bilbao, GolTV, 9 a.m.

Real Betis at Barcelona, GolTV, 12:30 p.m.

French Ligue 1

Lille at Olympique Marseille, Fox Soccer Plus, 11:55 a.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 16

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester City at Wigan Athletic

ESPN Deportes, 11:55 a.m.

A study in extremes, with EPL-leading City (15-2-3) visiting the last-place Latics (3-11-6). Meaningless? Hardly. An unexpected result could be the difference in the title race and the battle to avoid relegation.

Italian Serie A

Bologna at Napoli, Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.; Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m. and 6 p.m.