Brentford will be hosting Wolves on Saturday. The fixture will take place on 22nd January at 8:30 pm IST. Brentford will play their 23rd match of the league while Wolves will play their 21st. The Bees are suffering a number of losses on the run and will like to change that on Saturday at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford recently lost 1-3 to Manchester United at home. They sit 14th on the Premier League table 8 points away from Wolves. However, the Bees have a good reputation for playing entertaining football and are likely to test Wolves on some occasions. Moreover, they will look forward to finishing the season in the top half of the table, and defeating Wolves can help them in that process.
Brentford Premier League form: L W L L L
Wolves have been a tough nut to crack this season. They have conceded only 15 goals this season and only Manchester City have conceded fewer than them (13). This shows that Brentford will have to come up with something extra to score against Wolves. Moreover, Wolves have the ability and pace to hit teams on the counter.
Wolves Premier League form: L W D W W
Brentford vs Wolves: The Bees team news
Brentford will be without Julian Jeanvier, David Raya, Charlie Goode, and Josh Dasilva against Wolves, whereas Mathias Jorgensen still remains a doubt. Frank Onyeka has also departed for AFCON and will not be a part of the squad. However, Rico Henry featured for Brentford against United may be an option on the bench.
Sergi Canos can keep his place in the middle of the park, as Henry may still not be fully fit. Mathias Jensen may start again as he had a good game against Manchester United. Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will keep their places in the lineup and provide the attacking threat.
Brentford possible starting lineup
Jonas Lossl; Ethan Pinnock, Pontus Jansson, Mads Bech Sorensen; Mads Roeslev Rasmussen, Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Sergi Canos; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brentford: Wolves team news
Bruno Lage must be worried about how he can replace Romain Saiss in the first team. The Moroccan international has been an important part of the Wolves squad since Lage took over. However, he is set to miss the clash against Brentford as he has departed for AFCON.
Wolves have a number of long-term injuries, including Hee-Chan Hwang, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera, and Jonny, who have all been ruled out until the second half of the season. Willy Boly has been ruled out of the encounter against Brentford due to a calf strain.
Wolves possible starting lineup
Jose Sa; Fernando Marcal, Conor Coady, Max Kilman; Rayan Ait-Nouri, Ruben Neves, Leander Dedoncker, Nelson Semedo; Daniel Podence, Raul Jimenez, Francesco Trincao
Brentford 1-2 Wolves
Wolves have had a very good defensive record this season but they might concede against Brentford. They might feel the absence of Saiss and Brentford will take the advantage of it. However, the Bees are unlikely to stop Wolves forward line and the midfield which will let Wolves take control of the game.
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