Wolverhampton Wanderers return to FA Cup action tonight, and take on Southampton in the fifth found.

It’s a huge game at Molineux, with the competition now a big deal for the club given the struggles in the Premier League.

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It is unlikely Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will be able to build on the two previous seventh place finishes, and so lots of fans are expecting a good cup run.

Standing in the way of a place in the quarter-final is a Southampton side that has been in horrendous form in recent weeks.

Ralph Hasenhuttl and his Saints were the talk of the town only a couple of months back, but they’ve won just one of their last 10 games in the Premier League, losing the last five consecutively including that 9-0 hammering from Manchester United.

Wolves went four-at-the-back against Southampton for the first time under Nuno earlier this season, and it would be great to see it here again.

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John Ruddy is probably likely to continue as the cup keeper, and the backline could consist of Nelson Semedo, Conor Coady, Max Kilman and Jonny, who got 45 minutes against Leicester City on Sunday.

 

The Spaniard came through unscathed and should be OK to start and perhaps make way at half-time again or in the second half.

In midfield, Leander Dendoncker may return alongside Ruben Neves having covered in defence against the Foxes, with Vitinha – the man who got the stunning winner against Chorley – operating in a number 10 role for what would be his fifth start for the club.

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Up top, Pedro Neto and Adama Traore will likely start in the wide positions with Daniel Podence out injured, with Willian Jose – still looking forhis first Wolves goal – leading the line.

Southampton are absolutely there for the taking at the moment.

Confidence will likely be low, and Nuno surely has to set up his side to be attacking and positive.

Victory here and progression into another cup quarter-final, could just instigate a turnaround in Wolves’ season.

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