Brentford will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to the Molineux stadium to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday.
Manager Thomas Frank’s side lost to Brighton last weekend and will be looking to bounce back straight away in the midlands.
Standing in their way are Wolverhampton Wanderers who come into this one on the high having bagged their first league win of the campaign against Watford.
BirminghamWorld’s football reporter Ben Ramsdale gives us his take on what the Bees are up against.
What’s the goal for Wolves this season?
An improvement on last year is a must. 13th was a real disappointing finish in the Premier League for a club that up until then had been steadily progressing every year. If they can break into the top half and maybe sneak a little cup run in there somewhere, I’m not sure there will be many that are disappointed - especially whilst watching the brand of football that Bruno Lage has implemented in his early days.
Stand out player?
Tough one because despite the Watford game being their first win, they’ve played a lot of good football in the opening games. I’d probably go for Adama Traore. He seems to be improving game-by-game and I think Lage-ball is suiting him down to the ground. The similar problem does seem to be of course plaguing him in that he hasn’t found the net yet but let’s hope last weekend’s win can spur him, as well as the rest of the team on.
What is the weakness of the team?
Up until last Saturday you’d have had to say putting the ball in the back of the net but hopefully that problem is now in the past. Away from that, the team itself looks good from back to front. But with only 18 first team players fit and available due to the long-term injuries of Pedro Neto, Jonny Otto and Bruno Jordao - depth could prove a significant problem if they pick up any more knocks.
Team news ahead of the game?
Those previously mentioned in Neto, Jonny & Bruno remain long-term absentees but other than that, Lage revealed that there are no other bumps or bruises to worry about.
Predicted line up (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Marcal, Neves, Moutinho, Trincao, Traore, Hwang
Score prediction? Wolves 2-1 Brentford. I think Wolves back last weekend’s victory up with another on home soil. There hasn’t been a game they’ve played badly in yet and I think the added confidence of their first three points will see them through to another.