Episode 161: A look at Argentina’s friendlies and River extend their lead

In the hundred and sixty-first episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on Argentina’s two recent friendlies in China – in Beijing against Brazil and in Hong Kong against Hong Kong (although neither of us saw the latter). We explain why the AFA won’t be getting any money themselves from the Hong Kong match, before looking at the weekend’s Primera action, which saw River Plate emerge as the big winners – other sides stumbling, combined with River’s 1-0 win away to Newell’s Old Boys, means the champions have a four point lead at the top of the table. We also belatedly preview this weekend’s Rosario clásico between Central and Newell’s, among much more.

As ever, Mystic Sam’s previews for this weekend’s matches are below. You can subscribe to us on iTunes or Stitcher, and follow us on Twitter.

Mystic Sam’s twelfth round predictions
Gimnasia v Olimpo
Quilmes v Atlético de Rafaela
Banfield v Estudiantes
San Lorenzo v Independiente
Defensa y Justicia v Lanús
Central v Newell’s
Racing v Vélez
River v Belgrano
Godoy Cruz v Boca
Tigre v Arsenal