Another season of European club football is upon us, and so we here at CultFootball are back from a couple-month hiatus. Over at PoliticalFootballs, John Lally has a Premier League preview which runs to a few thousand words. And here on CultFootball, Rob Kirby devotes almost as many words to just Arsenal’s chances this season.
Without further preamble, here are our picks for opening weekend in the EPL–plus one match from the opening weekend in La Liga:
(*) Note that the US TV right to La Liga (and Serie A, which kicks off next weekend) have been snapped away from GolTV by the new “beIN“ network–a venture of Al-Jazeera Sports. Check your local listings to see if you can get it on your cable lineup.