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The Bess of Brentford will be buzzing ahead of this tie away to Wolves as they look to get their Premier League campaign back on track. A famous 2-0 win over Arsenal on the opening day of the season has been followed by two draws and a loss with just one goal scored in the process.
Thomas Frank’s team are currently 10th on the log and the manager would no doubt have taken that at this early stage in the club’s first season in the top flight for 74 years. However, he’ll want his Bees to rediscover their winning ways with a tricky tie away to Wolves who have won six of their eight home league games against promoted sides since rejoining the Premier League in 2018-19. They’ve also won three of their last four league games against Brentford.
The London outfit pride themselves on an attacking game but will be conscious of the threat Wolves pose on the counter. Beyond that Frank will want his forward line to to impose themselves more. Only Norwich (8) have had fewer shots on target in the Premier League this season than Brentford (9), with the Bees managing just one effort on target last time out against Brighton.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Wolves vs Brentford is scheduled for an 12:30pm BST kick-off at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton today.
Where to watch Wolves vs Brentford
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Wolves vs Brentford Team News
Thomas Frank spoke in glowing terms of the link-up between forward pair Bryan Mbuemo and Ivan Toney, despite their failure to find the net in last week’s defeat to Brighton, and they are likely to lead the line again, with the Frenchman looking for his first Premier League goal.
Frank Onkyenka could return to the starting XI having made his comeback from a coronavirus-enforced absence as a substitute against Brighton. Josh Dasilva remains a long-term absentee.
Wolves vs Brentford prediction
Whenever two distinct contrasting styles meet the outcome of the result can be difficult to predict. Brentford look to boss possession and move the ball with precision while Wolves live by their moniker, hunting in packs as they unleash devastating counterattacks that prey on the opposition’s weakness.
Ultimately it often depends on which team has the better players and only diehard Brentford fans could claim that their camp is the better equipped. With Wolves finding their groove and procuring their first win if the season with a 2-0 win away to Watford after three painful 1-0 defeats to Leicetser, Tottenham and Manchester United, it’s hard to look beyond a comfortable home win.
Wolves 2 - 0 Brentford.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
These two clubs have met 26 times before with Wolves winning 12 and Brentford 11. The Bees have scored more goals - 43 to 42 - but Wolves have claimed more clean sheets - eight to six.
Brentford have not beaten Wolves in four matches - losing three and drawing one - since their 3-0 in the Championship in 2016.
This is their first meeting in the first division.
Betting odds and tips
- Wolves to win: 9/10
- Draw: 21/10
- Brentford to win: 7/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change). Click here to find out more.