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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
16:00 28th November 2014

MATCH PREVIEW: Brentford v Wolves

Overview
Wolves travel to Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon to take on Brentford in their 19th fixture of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship season.

The Bees are currently fifth in the table having taken 31 points from their opening 18 league games.

Mark Warburton's side have been in strong form of late, picking up 12 points from a possible 15, defeating Fulham 2-1 in their last outing at Griffin Park.

Hugo Rodallega opened the scoring for Fulham early in the second half but two late foals from Harlee Dean and Jota Peleteiro overturned the deficit and awarded Brentford their fourth consecutive league victory.

Having taken 27 points from 18 league games Wolves sit six places below the Bees in the Sky Bet Championship table and have struggled to find recent form.

Kenny Jackett's men faced Nottingham Forest in their last league outing at Molineux on Saturday afternoon and fell to a 3-0 defeat.

Following a goalless first half, Britt Assombalonga, Matty Fryatt and Henri Lansbury all netted after the break to condemn Wolves to their third consecutive league defeat.   

Wolves last visited Griffin Park in February this year and ran out convincing 3-0 winners over fellow promotion contenders. James Henry's opener just before the break was followed by a Michal Jacobs brace as the game came to a close, bringing the Bees' impressive 19-game unbeaten run to an end.   
 
Team News

Brentford
Alan McCormack (ankle) and Scott Hogan (knee ligament) are the Bees' only long-term absentees for a side that are likely to be unchanged going into Saturday.

Wolves
Lee Evans (wrist) will be available to feature against Mark Warburton's side despite a broken bone in his wrist.  

Scott Golbourne (foot) is nearing a complete return to action and is in contention to feature at Griffin Park.

Nouha Dicko (hamstring) and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (hamstring) will both miss out on Saturday's game as they recover from their respective injuries.    

Aaron McCarey (back) remains a long-term exclusion as the goalkeeper recovers from surgery on a back problem.

Pre Match Views

Mark Warburton


Kenny Jackett

Odds
Brentford: 5/4 Draw: 5/2 Wolves: 2/1
Sky Bet have the Bees as favourites going into Saturday's game but believe Wolves have every chance of taking something from the fixture.

To place a bet on Saturday's game or any other football match across the country, sign up for a Sky Bet account via Wolves' official link.

(Odds subject to change)

Coverage
If you can't make the game on Saturday you can follow the action through live commentary on Wolves Player, minute-by-minute text updates on Wolves' official Twitter account or via the Live Matchday Blog.

Make sure to keep an eye on the official website and the Wolves YouTube account for all post-match reaction and match highlights.