Published Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Linfield and Glentoran players in action earlier this year. (© Presseye)
Blues manager David Jeffrey has an injury concern over key midfielder Jamie Mulgrew, who had to be substituted in the league win over Glenavon.
Andy Waterworth is set to feature for the Windsor Park side however, having made the switch across Belfast in the summer from Eddie Patterson's Glens.
Cup holders Cliftonville face a potential banana skin tie against Championship One leaders Dundela.
The Reds' league form has been patchy this campaign.
They lost 2-0 at home to derby rivals Crusaders in the Premiership last Saturday.
Dundela have played 10 games this season, amassing 51 goals in the process and are unbeaten in all competitions.
Gary McCutcheon is set to start for Crusaders at home to Premiership rivals Coleraine, for whom Howard Beverland and Stephen Douglas are again available following suspensions.
It's a second meeting in four days for Ballymena United and Ballinamallard United. The Fermanagh outfit won last week's league clash 1-0.
Dungannon Swifts - after defeat to Glentoran - will look for a boost when they entertain Niall Currie's Ards.
Glenavon and Portadown have Championship opposition in the shape of Institute and Lisburn Distillery respectively.
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