Everton have a “very good chance” of overcoming Luton Town in the FA Cup, according to former Toffees defender Alan Stubbs.
The Merseyside outfit will face their fellow Premier League club in the fourth round of the competition next Saturday (27 January). The home tie comes after Sean Dyche’s men defeated Crystal Palace in a third round replay on Wednesday (17 January).
“Everton could have managed the game a little bit better but the most important thing is they are in the next round and have a home tie against Luton,” Stubbs said on BBC 5 Sports Extra, as per BBC Sport (17 January).
“Everton at home, you’d like to think they have a very good chance of coming through that. They have a win on the board and that’s important.”
Everton certainly have a great chance of progressing further in the famous competition, particularly because the match will be played at Goodison Park.
The Toffees faithful have proven their worth this season, and should be in fine voice when Luton come to Merseyside later this month.
They were certainly full of support for their players against the Eagles, and were treated to a fine match-winner in the form of an unstoppable free-kick from Andre Gomes.
It wasn’t the most comfortable win for Dyche’s men, with deputy goalkeeper Joao Virginia making several top saves to ensure the victory.
But the manager won’t matter too much about how his team have made it into the next round, with a cup run certainly going to keep the fans happy amid the Premier League worries.
Everton and Luton remain neck and neck in the league table, with the former sitting in 17th place, one ahead of the latter.