Queen's Park Rangers vs EvertonEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 21, 2021, Loftus Road
QPR host Everton in a Carabao Cup game on Tuesday with both sides desperate to get back on track following a disappointing weekend.
Rafa Benitez has enjoyed an excellent start to his time as Toffees manager, but that came to a crashing end on Saturday night as they were walloped 3-0 at Aston Villa.
While Mark Warburton's Queen's Park Rangers had also started the season well, but suffered their second consecutive 2-1 defeat in the English Championship when Bristol City won in London to follow up a defeat from Bournemouth in their previous game.
As ever, it could be a case of who is taking this cup more seriously. QPR needed penalties to prevail in a London derby against League Two Leyton Orient before they defeated Coventry City.
A ten-man Everton side dug deep to beat ten-man Huddersfield Town in the previous round and they will continue to try and amend the one blot in their trophy copybook – they have never won the competition and haven't even reached a final since 1984.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
The sides haven't met for six years when they were both in the top flight. Everton won 2-1 at Loftus Road.
Everton have won the last four meetings and QPR haven't defeated Everton in London since 1996.
Here's Everton's weekend defeat at Villa.
Players to watch
Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes has been in fine form for his country and netted in the last round of the cup too. He's 13/5 with Paddy Power to score against Everton.
Andros Townsend was Everton's hero in the last round and he's already scored two goals in six matches this season. There could be a bit of value on him at 7/2 with Paddy Power to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
Everton should have enough to win and will almost certainly treat this very seriously, but they are too short to back at odds-on.
They are up against a QPR side who have scored in every game they have played this season and will aim to make it 11-in-a-row against the Merseyside outfit.
Everton have only won more than five corners in a game once this season and even then it was six. QPR rattled up 15 in their last two games which they actually lost, so the hosts could be value in the match bet of who wins the most corners at xxxxx
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