Wolves vs Brentford
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 September 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Wolves lock horns with Brenford on Saturday evening, the hosts look to build on their first win of the season while the visitors keen to bounce back from first defeat of the campaign.
It took the new look Wolverhampton Wanderers until last weekend to register their first win of the season after agonizing 1-0 defeats in previous three games.
However, things were not straightforward as the final scoreline of 2-0 at Watford suggested. The Wolves needed the help of a late goal to break the shackles before Hwang-Hee-Chan’s strike 7 minute before the final whistle put any doubts behind. Evidently, they still have a lot of problems in the attacking end.
Brenford started the campaign on a high note with a 2-0 win against Arsenal on opening week and drew consecutive games before the weekend’s defeat at home to Brighton. It was a match of few chances and they came close to make it 5 matches unbeaten in the league before a late strike from Leandro Trossard killed off the game.
With 5 points from 4 games, the Bees are 10th in the league table while the visitors are sitting at 13 with a 1 point deficit.
Wolves vs Brentford Head-to-head
The last 8 head-to-head meetings between Wolves and Brentford happened in the Championship. Saturday’s hosts won 4 of them while losing in 3 with 1 game ending in a stalemate.
Six of those 8 games saw over 2.5 goals, but both teams scored in just 3.
At home, Wolves have a better record by winning 3 of the 4 games while losing once.
At the end of 2013/14 League One campaign, these teams got automatic promotion to Championship. Wolves were Champions with a record 103 points while runners-up Brentford finished with 94 points.
Wolves vs Brentford Prediction
Regardless of the trends in their head-to-head record, a tight clash is on the cards with these two proving extremely hard to break down for opposition attacks.
The under 2.5 goals bet was paid for all of the 4 Premier League games played by each team so far. With both teams’ tactics focused in defense, we have every reason to back a low scoring affair at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday.
With the new found confidence, Wolves are most likely to bag a win here. However, scoring goals remains a problem, but one must wonder how long oppositions can keep the likes of Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore quiet