On Saturday afternoon, Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur will compete for the Walter Tull Memorial Cup when they lock horns in Glasgow with kickoff at 5 pm.
Rangers opened their preparations for the 2022-23 season by beating Blackpool 2-1 on July 16, before running out 3-1 winners over West Ham in their second friendly of the summer.
Tom Lawrence, Ryan Kent and Rabbi Matondo were on the scoresheet against the Hammers and Rangers will now be looking to make it a Premier League double with a victory over Antonio Conte’s side.
This match marks the end of the team’s preparations for the new campaign, as they begin their Scottish Premiership season away to Livingston on July 30. Rangers have made several signings this summer—Ben Davies, Matondo, Antonio Colak, Lawrence, John Souttar and Malik Tillman—as they continue looking to strengthen their squad in preparation for next season.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have played two pre-season fixtures this summer. On July 13, they recorded a 6-3 victory over a K-League XI before drawing 1-1 with Sevilla three days later. Their final pre-season match will be against Italian giants Roma on July 30; Chelsea’s first league game is against Southampton on August 6. It remains to be seen whether the teams will hit the ground running as they prepare for their respective league openers.
Rangers vs Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides are yet to face against each other and this marks their first encounter. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Rangers 3-1 West Ham
- Blackpool 1-2 Rangers
- Rangers 0-1 Sunderland
- Rangers 2-0 Hearts
- Tottenham 1-1 Sevilla
- K-League Stars 3-6 Tottenham
- Norwich City 0-5 Tottenham
- Tottenham 1-0 Burnley
Rangers Team News
Rangers are expected to name a new-look team for their match against St. Mirren on Saturday, with forward Filip Colak, who joined from PAOK in the summer, leading the line with support from Matt Kent and Oliver Burke. Burke impressed against West Ham last time out.
Tottenham Team News
Tottenham’s new signings Bissouma and Forster were not involved in South Korea after testing positive for COVID-19, but the pair are likely to be included in the squad for this match. Spence could also be involved following his recent arrival from Middlesbrough.
Prediction and Odds
Both managers will view the upcoming match as a chance to test out new tactics, and we expect a close game, with Rangers now on the verge of beginning their 2022-23 campaign.
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 3.5