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Wolves vs Brentford betting tips
This article covers Wolves vs Brentford betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:
o – Wolves win 1.85/1
o – Draw 3.3/1
o – Brentford win 4.75/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Wolves vs Brentford: Match details
Match: Wolves vs Brentford
Competition: Premier League
Date: September 18, 2021
Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, September 18, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Betting prediction: Wolves 1 – 1 Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers welcomes Brentford to Molineux in Wolverhampton on Saturday for this Premier League match.
These sides share a remarkably even record in the top-flight of English football. Their 10 meetings have seen 5 wins apiece. Although, Saturday’s match will be the first between them in the top-flight since 1947.
The most recent matches between the clubs took place in the next tier down, the Championship. Wolves have the slight upper hand in the head-to-head from those games, with 4 wins to Brentford’s 3 from their 8 encounters, and are unbeaten in the last 4 meetings.
Wolves vs Brentford: Recommended bets
101 Great Goals’ prediction of Wolves 1 – 1 Brentford is available at odds of 7/1.
3-0 Wolves win. The last match in this head-to-head finished as a 3-0 home win for Wolves in the Championship back in 2018. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 17/1.
0-0 draw. The only result breaking up Wolves’ recent dominance in this head-to-head is a 0-0 draw in Brentford back in 2017. Odds of 6.5/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.
0-2 Brentford win. Brentford’s last win at Molineux was back in October 2015. You can back them at 23/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.
Over 2.5 goals. Wolves vs Brentford was typically a high scoring game in the Championship with 4 of the last 5 matches in this head-to-head ending as over 2.5 goal games. You can back another high scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 2.5/1 for over 2.5 goals.
Hwang Hee-Chan Goalscorer. Hee-Chan made a goalscoring start to life at Wolves, coming off the bench to net on his debut against Watford last weekend. The South Korean international is 7/1 to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 3.4/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Brentford.
Wolves vs Brentford: What are the betting odds?
Wolves have won 3 of their last 4 matches in this head-to-head. They are 1.85/1 to take all 3 points from Brentford on Saturday once again.
The Bees, on the other hand, are 4.75/1 to pick up an away win at Molineux.
There has never been a draw between these sides in the top-flight of English football. The previous 10 games in the old First Division were split up as 5 wins apiece. Odds of 3.3/1 are available if you see Wolves and Brentford cancelling each other out on Saturday.
Wolves vs Brentford – recent form and head to head statistics
Leeds United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 1:1
Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2:3
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United - 2:1
Southampton FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 0:1
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:2
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Brentford FC vs Leicester City - 1:2
Brentford FC vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
West Ham United vs Brentford FC - 1:2
Brentford FC vs Liverpool FC - 3:3
Brentford FC vs Oldham Athletic - 7:0
|October 23, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Leeds United||1 - 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|October 16, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Aston Villa||2 - 3||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|October 2, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2 - 1||Newcastle United|
|September 26, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Southampton FC||0 - 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|September 22, 2021||EFL Cup 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2 - 2||Tottenham Hotspur|
|October 24, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Brentford FC||1 - 2||Leicester City|
|October 16, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Brentford FC||0 - 1||Chelsea FC|
|October 3, 2021||Premier League 21/22||West Ham United||1 - 2||Brentford FC|
|September 25, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Brentford FC||3 - 3||Liverpool FC|
|September 21, 2021||EFL Cup 21/22||Brentford FC||7 - 0||Oldham Athletic|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Brentford FC|
|35||Shots on goal||30|
|35||Shots off goal||38|
|49%||Average ball possession||43%|
|2||Shots on post||1|
|8||Goals by foot||8|
|0||Shots on bar||4|
|0||Goals by head||3|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Brentford FC|
|1.18||Average Goals Scored||1.27|
|September 18, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0 - 2||Brentford FC|
|January 2, 2018||Championship 17/18||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3 - 0||Brentford FC|
|August 26, 2017||Championship 17/18||Brentford FC||0 - 0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|March 14, 2017||Championship 16/17||Brentford FC||1 - 2||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|September 24, 2016||Championship 16/17||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3 - 1||Brentford FC|
Wolves vs Brentford: Match preview
Newly appointed Wolves manager, Bruno Lage, got the first win of his tenure at the club last weekend away at Watford. The former Benfica manager arrives with a Portuguese Primeira Liga winners medal as well as a host of individual awards for his success in his managerial career so far.
The concern was always how he would adjust to the Premier League. Would he follow in the footsteps of Jose Mourinho, André Villas-Boas or somewhere in between? He also had two major problems to solve; one at each end of the pitch.
Raúl Jiménez and Pedro Neto were crucial to the Wolves’ attack for some time. However, with Jiménez coming back from a horror injury which almost cost him his life and Neto still ruled out with a serious knee injury, where would goals come from for this Wolves side?
While they won 0-2 last weekend, the question is perhaps still a valid one. Their breakthrough against Watford came courtesy of an own-goal. Hee-chan Hwang came off the bench to add a second on his debut. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come from the South Korean. However, his record of zero goals in 20 Bundesliga appearances will remain a concern until he is putting the ball in the net regularly.
Looking at the problem from a team perspective, though, Wolves are actually creating the third highest number of chances in the league with 17.75 per game, behind only Liverpool (25) and Manchester City (20.75). Despite having over 70 shots at goal so far, they have just 1 goal, plus an own-goal to show for it.
It doesn’t appear to be an issue of wasteful pot-shots either. They are around middle of the pack in terms of distance from goal, rank 3rd in non-penalty expected goals (xG) and 7th in terms of xG per shot. They simply aren’t converting the chances they create. They are underperforming xG more than any other side, with just 1 goal from an xG of 6.3 as a team.
Adama Traoré and Raúl Jiménez have been the two main culprits, averaging over 3 shots per game apiece and accounting for 40% of Wolves’ xG between them, yet failing to find the back of the net so far.
The good news for Wolves comes at the other end of the pitch, where José Sá looks an inspired signing. Only Alisson and David de Gea have outperformed post-shot xG by more than Sá so far this season. He has also been aggressive in claiming crosses, coming in behind only Illan Meslier of Leeds and Robert Sánchez of Brighton in dealing with 16.7% of the crosses into the Wolves box.
It feels like Bruno Lage’s time at Wolves, and their season as a whole, will be defined by whether or not they can sort their finishing out to see a surge up the table. Or, should their goalkeeping go the same way as finishing, a long and hard relegation battle could be up ahead.
Wolves team news vs Brentford
Pedro Neto (above) and Jonny Otto both remain ruled out after having knee surgery over the summer.
Young fringe players Hugo Bueno, Oskar Buur and Bruno Jordão are also ruled out for Saturday’s match.
Wolves fans will be happy with Hee-chan Hwang’s first appearance for the club from the bench, scoring the second in a 2-goal win over Watford. Hopefully it will be enough to earn a full debut here in place of Francisco Trincão.
Aside from Hwang, Bruno Lage is likely to go with the same players that picked up his side’s first win of the season at Watford last weekend.
Brentford team news vs Wolves
The big news this week out of Brentford is the signing of Mathias Jørgensen on a free transfer. The 31-years-old central defender was playing in the Premier League with Huddersfield just a few seasons ago, but was available on a free transfer after his contract with Fenerbahce ended.
Jørgensen, or Zanka as he is known in football, could be in line to make his debut here as his Danish teammate Mads Sorensen continues to be ruled out by a knee injury.
Frank Onyeka and Mathias Jensen were both only available from the bench in the Bees’ last match due to COVID-19 and a leg injury respectively. Both will hope that Brentford’s 3-game winless run earns them a return to the starting XI.
Predicted Wolves line-up vs Brentford
Predicted Brentford line-up vs Wolves
Wolves vs Brentford – Official videos
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The Premier League table as it stands:
|4||West Ham United||9||5||2||2||16||10||6||17|
|5||Brighton & Hove Albion||9||4||3||2||9||9||0||15|
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
Wolves vs Brentford live streaming & betting tips FAQs
What time is kick off between Wolves vs Brentford?
12:30 pm on Saturday Sep 18, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the betting odds for Wolves vs Brentford?
Wolves win 1.85/1 | Brentford win 4.75/1 | Draw 3.3/1
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Wolves vs Brentford?
101 Great Goals predicts: Wolves 1 – 1 Brentford