Brentford and Wolves look to bounce back from heavy defeats as they collide at Gtech Community Stadium.
Victory could lift Brentford up to eighth if Brighton fail to win elsewhere, whilst Wolves could climb out of the relegation zone with a win.
Christian Norgaard could return for Brentford if he has recovered from an Achilles injury in time.
Thomas Stakosha, Aaron Hickey (both ankle) and Pontus Jansson (hamstring) remain absent.
Wolves have no fresh injury concerns to report following last weekend’s loss to Leicester as Toti Gomes (unspecified) remains doubtful.
Chiquinho, Sasa Kalajdzic (both knee), Pedro Neto (ankle) and Raul Jimenez (groin/adductor) remain ruled out.
- Brentford have won one of two previous Premier League meetings against Wolves (W1, L1).
- Wolves have won two of their last five league visits to Brentford (W2, D1, L2), including their only previous trip to Gtech Community Stadium last season by 2-1 result.
- Brentford’s Ivan Toney scored in both meetings against Wolves last season.
- No defender for any London club this season coming into this matchweek has produced more blocks than Brentford’s Ben Mee (14).
- No Portuguese midfielder has produced more passes in Premier League this season than Wolves’ Ruben Neves (723).
Having enjoyed a strong opening six matches of the league campaign, Brentford seem to have hit a run of inconsistency which was evident by how unexpectedly shocking their defending plus lack of end product in attack were in their defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.
Wolves’ biggest issue meanwhile still remains because despite enjoying positive periods on the ball against Leicester, they again struggled with their end product to solid attacking moves as the Foxes limited them to scrappy chances amidst poor marking and easily outran on the flanks defensively.
I therefore am eager to see a reaction from both teams here but it is Brentford who likely have the least to tidy up compared to Wolves, whose problems clearly lie deeply within their attacking tactics wise but this should be a tight game nevertheless.
Prediction: Brentford 1-0 Wolves
Result: Brentford 1-1 Wolves