Reading v Everton

Everton are looking solid this season and will fancy their chances against Reading in their League Cup clash at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday.

The Toffees have only lost once this season, a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, and since then have recorded two 0-0 draws with Spurs and Swansea either side of their 3-1 win over Chelsea.

The Merseysiders are looking a tough nut to crack this season and manager Roberto Martinez says it could be a good year for them "to enjoy a good cup run".

Reading have been doing well in the Championship so far, and have won four of their last five league outings, most recently beating Bristol City 2-0 after their 1-0 defeat against Derby the week before.

The Royals have already seen off Colchester United and Portsmouth earlier in the competition, but will be second favourites against Premier League opposition.

Martinez still has a number of injury problems. Bryan Oviedo (knee) could be available but Seamus Coleman (hamstring) and Muhamed Besic (hamstring) are both doubtful.

Tom Cleverley (ankle), Leighton Baines (ankle), Tony Hibbert (knee) and Steven Pienaar (hamstring) are still out, while Kevin Mirallas is suspended after his red card against Swansea.

Reading manager Steve Clarke says that "there will be a significant number of changes to the team" as he looks to switch up his regular league starters and give the fringe players a chance to impress.

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