Wanderers have got a key Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday which must surely take priority, especially as this FA Cup replay could last for 120 minutes should the scores be level at full-time.
Even so, the home side are firm favourites at even money (bet365 – £200 free bets) to book their place in the next round of the competition, with Birmingham also placing emphasis on getting promotion from the Championship rather than a quest for silverware.
City arrive full of confidence after hitting Millwall for six on Saturday and probably rate as the value bet at 14/5 (Stan James – £150 free betting) considering that Marlon King looks to be in excellent scoring form.
The striker bagged two goals at the Den and can be backed at 8/1 to score first in this match, while Nikola Zigic available at 9/1 and the Serbian’s height could give a Wolves reserve defence some problems.
Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher are likely to be rested for Mick McCarthy’s team, although we can expect Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to operate in attack and the former Plymouth forward is 6/1 to break the deadlock.
Perhaps another low-scoring affair is on the cards and 8/11 about Under 2.5 Goals seems like a fair price, although Birmingham seem too big at 13/8 to progress from the tie.