Episode 157: Rain halting play, Tigre turning form round and a dull La Plata clásico

The hundred and fifty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam and Andrés beging with a look back at Sunday evening, when one-and-a-third matches (the last half hour of Boca v Racing, and the whole of Arsenal v River) were called off due to some ‘orrible weather in (Greater) Buenos Aires throughout the day. We wish good luck to Jonás Gutiérrez in his fight against testicular cancer, and look back on the matches last weekend which actually did get played; Independiente have gone joint second, along with Newell’s Old Boys, whilst Vélez Sarsfield have slumped somewhat in recent weeks. Oh, and we also have the Dwarf Priest of La Plata to talk about, as we look back on one La Plata clásico (in the Copa Sudamericana on Tuesday) and forward to another (in the league on Saturday).

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