Everton - Middlesbrough, FA Cup

In the previous rounds Everton eliminated Liverpool and Aston Villa, so their dedication to Cup competition is not questionable. Just one defeat in last 16(!) games, against Man.Utd. away 0:1. In the league they're safe for Europe, but a weekend draw against Blackburn on Ewwod Park was a step behind for Champions League Qualification. Jo can't play in cup, but Luis Saha seems fit and he's expected from the start so and Fellaini. Only Hibert is in doubt.

Boro holds shaming 19th place in Premier. Surprising victory against Liverpool gave a faith, but disaster on White Heart Lane push the truth on the surface. And the truth is they simply don't have enough quality for Premier. Plus leadership and quality of Gareth Southgate is more appropriate to some lower division team, maybe conference. Anyway, they have bigger worries than cup quarter-final. Only concern is to avoid another disaster. No injuries, but same as yesterday, does it really matter?

Everton can focus on FA Cup and they're simply much better team. Expect another furious performance by David Moyes lads. Beside home win, odd for home handicap looks sweet.