On Saturday afternoon, Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in a match for the Walter Tull Memorial Cup at Celtic Park in Glasgow when both teams play for the cup.
In their last pre-season match on Tuesday, Tottenham won 3-1 over West Ham United, while in their second friendly of the summer on Saturday, Spurs played out a 1-1 draw with Sevilla in their second match of the summer.
In addition to that, they had also won 2-1 against Blackpool on the 16th of July when Charlie McCann and Borna Barisic scored goals to defeat the English club. In the last four games across all competitions, Rangers have won three of their games, including the Scottish Cup final against Hearts that they won 2-0 after extra time in May.
Tottenham have been denied a second straight friendly win, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sevilla, whose team was deprived of a second straight friendly win.
In the weeks leading up to the new season, Conte’s men kicked off their preparations by thrashing K-League Allstars 6-3 on July 13 in the first match of the new season. In the last eight games, Tottenham have won five, drawn three and lost none of them, claiming victories and draws in different competitions.
Rangers vs. Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview
In their second friendly of the summer on Tuesday, Rangers defeated West Ham 3-1 to begin preparations for the 2022-23 season.
Against the Hammers, Tom Lawrence, Ryan Kent and Rabbi Matondo were all on the scoresheet for the Gers, and they will be aiming to complete the Premier League double by beating Antonio Conte’s side later today.
Despite the fact that this game marks the end of the team’s preparations for the new season, the team will begin its Scottish Premiership campaign away to Livingston on July 30th, when it will begin its new campaign.
There has been a lot of activity at Rangers this summer in terms of signings, with Ben Davies, Matondo, Antonio Colak, Lawrence, John Souttar, and Malik Tillman all joining the club.
It has been reported that Calvin Bassey, one of the team’s leading departures, has signed for Ajax for a fee exceeding £20m, and next season Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team will have to battle Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title, a title that the Hoops won four points ahead of them last year.
In the meantime, Tottenham have played two pre-season fixtures this summer, claiming a 6-3 victory over a K-League XI on July 13 before drawing 1-1 with Sevilla three days later in their second game.
On July 30, the Spurs will play their final pre-season match against Italian giants Roma, while the rest of their preparations will continue with a friendly at Ibrox as they prepare for the new campaign.
As a matter of fact, Conte’s team will not have played much football prior to the start of the new Premier League season. Whether they will have a successful start to the season is yet to be seen, but on August 6 the capital outfit will face Southampton in their season opener.
As well as Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Djed Spence, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, and Djed Spence, Tottenham have signed a season-long loan deal for Clement Lenglet from Barcelona, who is on loan until the end of the season. Tottenham finished fourth in the Premier League table last season after signing 15 players during the summer transfer window.
As well as keeping both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min this summer, Spurs will also believe that they are capable of moving closer to Manchester City and Liverpool, with the duo considered once again to be in contention for the Premier League’s premier title in the coming season.
Rangers vs. Tottenham Hotspur Team News
As Ianis Hagi recovers from a knee injury, the Scottish side will be without him. An illness that affects Nnamdi Ofoborh has prevented him from participating in the competition. Following his move to Ibrox, former Liverpool defender Ben Davies may make his Gers debut.
Following an ankle injury against Sevilla, Welshman Ben Davies is a doubt. There is a possibility that Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, and Djed Spence will all make their Spurs debuts.