Abbott, whose side pushed Everton all the way in an FA Cup tie in January, said: "We've taken 11 points in the last six games and that's a run of results that we're pleased with.
"It sets us up nicely for next week now and it's a game we can really look forward to. We've tried to keep it in the background because we felt that we had an important job to do in the league, but it's our next game and it's a massive one.
"We will prepare for it in the same way that we do for every game and we don't mind what gets said about who is favourite to win the game.
"We know that we are a match for anyone on our day. The Everton game proved that and it should be a venue that will allow us to play football. It's a game that every fan of the club, wherever they are, can really look forward to."