Spurs claimed sixth spot within the 2019-20 Premier League table despite finishing with a draw at Crystal Palace,
while Ipswich, who haven’t been in competitive action since March, finished 11th united One.
There’s no doubting Town’s performances during their double victory at Colchester on Tuesday night has raised optimism levels heading into the new season.
The Blues were organised, clinical and operated as an efficient unit as they scored five without reply on an evening
where they were rarely troubled by a League Two side who were, admittedly, below par.
But things go up a gear (or three) this weekend which is where we’ll begin to ascertain just what Paul Lambert’s side are truly made from .
However strong the Tottenham side is that this afternoon, Ipswich are going to be faced with as stern a test
as they need faced in pre-season in many an year, before then hosting West Ham at Portman Road on Tuesday.
Things will become significantly clearer over subsequent few days.
Both managers are going to be focused on building fitness before their respective new seasons but positives results certainly boost confidence.
it’s difficult to predict exactly what sort of game will occur this weekend, but we fancy Spurs to emerge victorious thanks to their superior quality across the sector .
Sheffield United vs Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Little under a month since finishing their 2019-20 Premier League campaign, Tottenham are now preparing for the new season and
can play their first friendly of the summer reception to Ipswich on Saturday before taking over Reading and Birmingham City on August 28 and August 29 respectively.
Jose Mourinho’s side are thanks to start their new league season reception to Everton on September 12,
while they’re going to also face Southampton and Newcastle United in September before a visit to Manchester United at the beginning of October.
Spurs face a fixture pile-up early within the campaign as they’re going to enter the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Citizenship Day ,
while the presence of the EFL Cup means Mourinho will need to utilise his squad during a particularly busy period.
There is no doubt that the capital giants had their problems last term,
but they only lost one among their final 10 league matches in 2019-20 and can be determined to form progress within the new season.
Mourinho could hand debuts to new signings Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart this weekend, while a number of the club’s youngsters are likely to tend opportunities to impress.
Harry Kane won’t be involved, though, because the England captain is in quarantine following a visit to the Bahamas.
The Tractor Boys started their pre-season against Colchester United on Tuesday night,
though, recording two victories over the U’s – 4-0 and 1-0 – with both matches being 75 minutes long.
James Norwood, Tomas Holy and Jon Nolan are amongst those still on the treatment table,
but Lambert is predicted to send a robust side onto the sector for Saturday’s clash in London.
Sheffield United vs Tottenham Hotspur H2H
Tottenham barely lead the top to go against Ipswich, recording 23 wins to 22, with the further eight fixtures between the 2 sides finishing all square.
Ipswich have actually won each of the last three meetings between the 2 sides – beat the Premier League – the last of which was a 2-1 success in January 2002.
Tottenham’s last convert the Blues was in August 2000, but Ipswich have enjoyed the higher of their Premier League encounters, recording six victories to Spurs’s three.
How to Watch Sheffield United vs Tottenham Hotspur
The Tottenham game, which kicks off at 3pm, is being broadcast by Spurs’ in-house TV channel and can be accessed here.
Ipswich will take a percentage of revenue from streaming sales, with the club asking fans to select ‘
Ipswich Town’ from a dropdown menu to ensure the Blues benefit financially.
2:00pm, Sunday 17th January 2021.