2021-22 Premier League: Week Five – Wolves vs Brentford

Wolves welcome Brentford to Molineux in an intriguing clash as both teams look to boost their mid-table placing.

Victory could send Wolves up to ninth for at least a few hours, whereas Brentford can also go ninth with a win until Saturday teatime at minimum.

 

Team News

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Wolves have no fresh injury concerns to report after last Saturday’s away win at Watford, as Hugo Bueno (hamstring), Jonny and Pedro Neto (both knee) are ruled out.

Brentford also boast no fresh injury concerns to report as Mads Sorensen (knee) and Josh Dasilva (hip) remain absent.

 

Stat Attack

  • This is Wolves’ first-ever Premier League meeting against Brentford, although both teams won five of their ten previous top-flight meetings in the old First Division (W5, L5).
  • Wolves are unbeaten in their four recent meetings against Brentford (W3, D1).
  • Brentford have won just one of their last five away trips to Molineux (W1, D1, L3).
  • Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore has been caught offside on more occasions than any other Wolves player in their opening four league matches this season, having each been offside five times apiece.
  • Ivan Toney has converted three of his nine shots for Brentford this season in the Premier League onto target.

 

Prediction

Having endured a difficult start to the season, Wolves will be delighted with their clinical win at Watford last weekend because their end product to attacks finally paid off following hard luck with excellent movement and pace on the ball.

Brentford though just lacked the final touch in another impressive performance despite suffering a late narrow defeat to Brighton, so I do expect them to bounce back here because there are a lot of positives to take from last weekend.

Add in the fact that both teams are excellent at playing a pressing yet attack-minded style then I do feel that clinical finishing will be key, otherwise I can see a draw here.

Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Brentford

Result: Wolves 0-2 Brentford

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