Date: 3rd January 2014 at 6:43pm
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QPR begin this season`s FA Cup campaign at Goodison Park tomorrow, where they will an face in-form Everton. Roberto Martinez has done an excellent job so far, implementing a more attacking approach than under previous manager David Moyes. Even with heavy squad rotation set to take place, QPR will do very well to come away with a draw or a win.

With regards to previous meetings, Everton are unbeaten in three league clashes with Queens Park Rangers (W1 D2), with QPR losing the most recent match at Goodison Park 2-0. That said, the R`s have avoided defeat on three of their last five visits to Goodison Park (W2 D1 L2).

As for both team`s respective FA Cup form, the Toffees have lost just once in their last six FA Cup games at Goodison Park (W4 D1), whereas Rangers have lost each of their last seven clashes with teams from a higher division in the FA Cup.

Everton Team News:

QPR transfer target Nikica Jelavic could make his first start for the Toffees since September.

Possible line up:

JOEL

STONES – JAGIELKA – HEITINGA – OVIEDO

NAISMITH – BARRY – MCCARTHY – OSMAN – PIENAAR

JELAVIC

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QPR Team News:

Harry Redknapp is expected to make several changes following an exhausting Christmas schedule. Richard Dunne and Danny Simpson are expected to be rested.

Possible line up:

GREEN

YOUNG – HILL – ONUOHA – ASSOU-EKOTTO

BARTON – HENRY

PHILLIPS – JENAS – TRAORE

JOHNSON

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Stat Attack



LAST FIVE

EVERTON: WWLWD
QPR: WLLDW

HEAD 2 HEAD

EVERTON: 21
QPR: 15
Draw: 12



LAST TIME OUT

Premier League – 13/04/13
Goodison Park

Everton 2 (Gibson, Anichebe)
QPR 0

Team: Cesar, Samba, Hill, Bosingwa, Onuoha, Park (Taarabt), Granero (Diakite), Jenas, Hoilett, Townsend, Remy.

Attendance: 34,876

Ref Watch:

Referee: Howard Webb
Assistants:Mike Mullarkey & Sian Massey
Fourth Official: Scott Mathieson

Howard Webb is the match official for tomorrow`s FA Cup tie against the Toffees. This season, Webb has issued 74 yellow cards and 1 red card in 23 games.

Match Prediction:



2-0 Home Win.

Next Up

Who: Ipswich Town
Where: Portman Road
When: 11/01/14