Why Everton are favourites vs Luton Town for FA Cup tie

Everton are set to host Luton Town in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Toffees are only one point above the Hatters in the Premier League but did have a 10-point deduction earlier this season. Back Everton to win this weekend at 1/2 with bet365.

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Why Everton should beat Luton

Ahead of the game, a number of interesting stats have emerged, the majority of which point toward an Everton win this weekend:

  • Everton have progressed from all three of their FA Cup ties against Luton Town, most recently winning a quarter-final replay in 1985-86.
  • Luton have already beaten Everton at Goodison Park this season, taking home a 2-1 win in the Premier League. The only top-flight side they have beaten twice on the road in the same campaign is Stoke City in 1984-85.
  • Everton have won seven of their past eight FA Cup fourth-round ties, with the exception being a 3-2 loss against Millwall in 2018-19. However, they have not progressed from successive ties against fellow Premier League opponents since 2015-16 (fifth round against Bournemouth and quarter-final against Chelsea).
  • The Hatters have alternated between being eliminated (three times) and progressing (twice) from their past five FA Cup fourth-round ties, going out to Grimsby Town at this stage last season.
Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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