Episode 119: Home teams still dominate, Maxi’s wonder goal & an Independiente update

Hand Of Pod episode 119 sees Sam and Andrés discuss the very low number of away wins so far this season, as home sides continue to get by far the better results. Maxi Rodríguez scored a fantastic winner to get Newell’s one of the few away wins last weekend, and Newell’s are one of only three sides to have managed more than one away win in the league this season. We also discuss River Plate’s ongoing struggles to find form and the other highlights of a low-scoring weekend, before turning our eye on Independiente’s campaign in the B so far – El Rojo are now five matches unbeaten, having endured an awful start to the season. Questions include ‘why fernet?’ and ‘is Caruso Lombardi really the Argentine Mourinho?’ Since we recorded, Lanús and River have both progressed from their Copa Sudamericana ties – they’ll play each other in the quarter-finals.

As ever, Mystic Sam’s predicitons are below. And don’t forget you can subscribe to us on iTunes.

Mystic Sam’s ninth round predictions
Arsenal v Godoy Cruz
All Boys v Central
Estudiantes v Vélez
Rafaela v Olimpo
San Lorenzo v Gimnasia
Tigre v Colón
Belgrano v Racing
Newell’s v Argentinos
Boca v Quilmes
Lanús v River

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