Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford are set to lock horns in an exciting Premier League encounter at Molineux Stadium.
Unfazed by their first competitive loss in 2024 at the hands of Manchester United, Wolverhampton threw a spectacle at Stamford Bridge with a 4-2 win against Chelsea, regaining a foothold in a keenly-contested European race. Six points adrift of sixth-placed Man Utd at the start of this matchday, Wolves are looking to extend their two-game winning league streak against Brentford, with both previous H2H wins coming by multi-goal margins. Gary O’Neil’s men have notably netted 2+ goals in their last four home outings at an average of 2.5 per game, suggesting another free-scoring showing is well on the cards. Adding to Wolves’ lofty ambitions, they’ve emerged victorious in four of their last five home encounters against Brentford (L1), including a 2-0 victory in this corresponding fixture in 2022/23.
Meanwhile, Brentford’s nightmarish Premier League campaign has hit a new low after a 3-2 home win against Nottingham Forest on Ivan Toney’s return from suspension. They’ve lost back-to-back league matches since, conceding precisely three goals on both occasions. As a result, they commence this round only three points clear of 18th-placed Everton, with their well-documented travel sickness emerging as part of the problem. Indeed, as one of the division’s worst travelers, the ‘Bees’ have recorded just two wins on their ten Premier League road trips this season (D1, L7). That’s not to mention they’ve lost their last five away league matches by an aggregate score of 12-4 despite breaking the deadlock in the most recent three.