Wolverhampton Wanderers got their first win of the Premier League season on matchday 4 against Watford. The teams 2-0 win over Watford finally gave Bruno Lage a first win as manager. Wolves have collected 71 shots, the third-most in the league this season. Now, Wolves host newly-promoted side Brentford at Molineux at lunchtime on Saturday.

Wolves vs Brentford Match Preview

Brentford go into the match following a first loss of the Premier League season. The Bees have taken five points from nine on offer this season, posting a record of 1W-2D-1L. Brentford have not won any of their last three games and lost to Brighton 1-0. Brighton’s goal came at the death in a very evenly matched game.

These teams last played during the 2017-18 Championship season. Wolves won the teams’ last four meetings which all took place in the Championship. A lot has changed for both clubs since the teams last met in the Championship.

Brentford have failed to score in two of their last three league matches. Manager Thomas Frank needs to get the side clicking in the final third. Wolves are also seeking to keep their goalscoring going after ending their goals drought on matchday 4. Saturday’s game should be an exciting one for neutrals to watch.

Wolves vs Brentford Betting Odds

 

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers have lost twice at home this season. They were outscored 2-0 over the course of those two matches by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Based on the team’s play, Wolves should have taken points from both games, but failed to convert their goalscoring chances.

 

Wolves’ xG is 719 but the team has scored a mere two goals from four games. The team has created chances throughout their opening four games. Those chances were simply not scored until playing Watford. Leading bookies’ best odds on a Wolverhampton Wanderers win are at 19/20.

Brentford’s best betting odds to win for a second time this season are at 19/5. The Bees have scored just three goals in four games and have an xG of 4.46. Defensively, Brentford have allowed just two goals to opponents. The Bees should have claimed a nil-nil draw against Brighton, but their concentration dropped in the final minutes of the game.

Frank’s team have drawn twice already with both stalemates coming on the road. Bookies’ best betting odds for a draw between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford are at 23/10.

Wolves vs Brentford Team News

New Wolverhampton Wanderers signing Hee-Chan Hwang scored a debut goal last weekend against Watford. The South Korean joined from RB Leipzig and scored a scrappy goal to help Wolves to the victory. Hwang could start the match for Wolverhampton Wanderers after coming on as a sub on matchday 4.

Raul Jimenez could make way for Hwang after struggling to begin the season after returning from a skull fracture injury last season. Lage has three players on the injury list going into the game. Each is a long-term problem as Jonny Otto, Pedro Neto, and Hugo Bueno are all three ruled out of action.

Frank has two players on the Brentford injury list for the weekend. Mads Sorensen is ruled out of the game with a knee injury. Josh Dasilva has a groin strain and is ruled out of the fixture. Brentford have scored just three times in four games this season.

Striker Ivan Toney has one of the team’s three goals. Toney averages 2.25 shots per 90 minutes and has an xG of 0.83. He isn’t getting too many good goalscoring chance. Brentford have tallied 38 shots across four games, the 16th most in the league. The Bees have hit the woodwork twice this season already.

Wolves vs Brentford H2H

There are no recent trends between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford going into the game on Premier League matchday 5. The teams have not played since the 2017-18 Championship season. Wolves went unbeaten against Brentford in four straight games between 2016 and 2018 in the Championship.

Brentford have a tough run of games upcoming. They begin with Wolves away before playing in the EFL Cup against Oldham Athletic. Liverpool, West Ham, Chelsea, and Leicester City will follow. Frank needs the team to get points against Wolves or by the end of October, Brentford could be hovering or in the bottom three.

Wolves face Spurs in the EFL Cup in midweek before playing games against Southampton, Newcastle, and Aston Villa. All three of those league matches are winnable.

Wolves vs Brentford Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 4/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Brentford are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Brighton while Wolverhampton Wanderers are coming off of a 2-0 win over Watford. With Wolves finally scoring a goal after tallying 71 shots, our betting tips prediction is for them to crack on and continue scoring goals. All five of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ games have ended with both teams not scoring goals. Three of Brentford’s five games in all competitions ended with both teams not scoring goals.

 

Hee-Chan Hwang to score anytime @ 12/5 - BET NOW

 

 

One game, one goal for Hee-Chan Hwang and Wolverhampton Wanderers. His signing was an astute piece of business after a very unsuccessful season at RB Leipzig in 2020-21. Hwang suffered from a terrible bout of COVID in which he described himself as a zombie. It prevented him from playing in the first half of the campaign. By the time Hwang was fit, the season was nearly over. Hwang can shine at Wolves and our betting tips prediction is for the South Korean to score anytime.

 

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 8/15 - BET NOW

 

 

Both sides are coming off of Premier League matches that finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Four of Wolverhampton Wanderers five games in all competitions have ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Four of Brentford’s five games in all competitions have ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for those trends to continue this weekend at Molineux as under 2.5 goals are scored between Wolves and Brentford.