Wolves danger man Adama Traore has not enjoyed the most fruitful of campaigns so far, but the 24-year-old's thunderous effort proved decisive against Palace as Nuno's side booked their spot in the next round of the FA Cup on Friday evening.
The West Midlands outfit ended a four-game losing streak across all competitions with that slender victory on their own turf, and Nuno will be desperate to see that momentum continue on Tuesday as the hosts aim to arrest a worrying slump.
The absence of Raul Jimenez is well and truly felt at Molineux, with his stand-in Fabio Silva failing to make a name for himself in the English game, and Nuno has called on the youthful Portuguese attacker to be more clinical as he finds his spot under threat from the returning Patrick Cutrone.
With only one win from their last seven in the top flight, Wolves have slipped to 13th in the table and now find themselves seven points adrift of the top six, but the hosts would temporarily leapfrog Arsenal and Leeds United with a much-needed win on Tuesday.
Wolves' attacking problems are evident with Jimenez out and Daniel Podence sustaining a recent knock, and they have hardly fared any better at the other end of the pitch either. Santo's men have shipped at least one goal in their last 10 Premier League matches - only basement team Sheffield United have endured a longer run without a clean sheet.
Everton also progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a one-goal victory, but the Goodison Park faithful would have been expecting a much more dominant display from their side against Rotherham on Saturday.
Tosun then thought he had struck the winner before it was ruled out after a VAR review, but Abdoulaye Doucoure bagged the decisive goal in the 93rd minute to ensure that Everton would be in the hat for the fourth-round draw.
The Toffees' narrow win over Rotherham follows an equally slender victory over Sheffield United and defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League, so Everton supporters may not be looking ahead to this tie with a great deal of optimism as they occupy seventh spot in the table, although they have witnessed their team win four of their last five in the top flight.
Ancelotti's side are one of four Champions League-chasing teams sitting on 29 points at this stage, so a point would be enough to see them break back into the top four before Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur take to the pitch a day later.
Everton were humbled by Wolves in a 3-0 defeat when the teams last met back in July, and Saturday's hosts have only ever lost one Premier League game against the Toffees on familiar territory.
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As mentioned, Wolves attacker Podence suffered a calf injury against Manchester United and will not be returning to action for at least another couple of weeks.
John Ruddy enjoyed a rare appearance against Palace but will make way for Rui Patricio here, and Nuno could very well trust Cutrone from the first whistle here following Silva's wastefulness in front of goal.
Everton midfielder Allan remains in the infirmary and will likely be ready for action again before the end of the month, while the injury-plagued Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are still sidelined.
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait Nouri; Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker; Traore, Cutrone, Neto
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Doucoure, Davies; Iwobi, Rodriguez, Richarlison; Tosun
We say: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Everton
With Everton set to welcome a number of key players back for this showdown, the hosts' leaky defence could be in for a taxing 90 minutes at Molineux. The absences of Podence and Jimenez will continue to affect Wolves on the attacking front, and while this is sure to be a close game, Everton should do enough to eke out a vital win.
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