Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup when they play host to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night in a fourth-round replay.
Wolves were on the verge of suffering a shock exit from the competition when Shrewsbury went 2-0 ahead with under 20 minutes remaining in the reverse fixture at New Meadow last month.
Mexican forward Raul Jimenez, who has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any of his team-mates this season (nine goals, five assists), and Irish defender Matt Doherty managed to save the Premier League outfits blushes with late strikes.
Having had that initial scare, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men should have too much for the Shrews when they battle it out at Molineux and the hosts are in good form ahead of the contest, having extended their unbeaten run to four matches in all competitions with Saturday’s 3-1 win at Everton.
Wolves have won their last three homes matches – scoring nine and conceding four – whilst they have never lost to Shrewsbury from their previous three competitive matches (two draws, one win).
Shrewsbury have failed to win any of their last four games and they head into Tuesday’s meeting off the back of a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Luton Town, who are six points clear at the top of League One.
Sam Ricketts’ side have been leaky at the back recently, with nine goals conceded from their last three outings, and they are expected to ship some more goals against a free-scoring Wolves outfit.
The Premier League side have scored 12 goals from the last four games whilst they have also found the back of the net nine times from the previous three home contests.
History is also not on Shrewsbury’s side, with the League One outfit losing on all five occasions they’ve taken a top-flight side to a replay in the FA Cup, most recently against West Ham in the third round last season.
Wolves have reached the FA Cup fifth round just once in the last 10 seasons, doing so in the 2016-17 campaign, but they should have enough quality to get the job done and book a last-16 tie away at Bristol City.