Should Saints win this afternoon’s match against Wolves, and if Burnley beat Cardiff, their season will be all but over.

With a five-point gap over the Welsh side, plus a sizable goal difference, it would take a mammoth collapse to see them go down.

Having said that, Wolves are no rollover and have already beaten Saints this season, although Ralph Hasenhuttl wasn’t the man in the dugout for that match.

Daily Echo: Saints manager Ralph HasenhuttlSaints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl

The visitors will be looking to bounce back from their FA Cup semi-final loss to Watford last weekend, but still have plenty to play for.

A spot in next season’s Europa League is a real possibility given that they are only one spot behind seventh.

With plenty at stake for both teams at St Mary’s, coupled with their expansive styles of play, it should be an enthralling encounter.

Saints’ Premier League record against Wolves:

P3 W2 D0 L1

Wolves’ Premier League form:

P32 W13 D8 L11

Who is their key player?

Daily Echo: Raul JimenezRaul Jimenez

Benfica loanee Raul Jimenez has been excellent for Wolves this season.

With the Mexican topping their goals, shots and assists table, it’s no wonder the Molineux side have exercised their right to buy the striker this summer.

Wolves will break their transfer record, spending £30m, to sign him on a four-year deal.

Jimenez made the news this week after he was brandished a “loser” by Watford’s Troy Deeney.

The Wolves ace had doubled their lead against Watford in the FA Cup semi-final which prompted him to pull a mask over his face as part of his celebration.

And it ended up backfiring, as they ended up squandering a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 after extra time.

A closer look at Nuno Espirito Santo:

Daily Echo: Wolves manager Nuno Espirito SantoWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo

Santo arrived at Wolves after getting the axe from Portuguese side Porto in May 2017.

In his first season at Molineux, the 45-year-old guided the side to promotion with four games to spare, before securing the title two matches later.

Back in Santo’s playing days, he was a member of Jose Mourinho’s Porto squad in 2003 that went on to win the Uefa Champions League.

However, the goalkeeper was left on the bench for the fixture.