Wolverhampton Wanderers will entertain Brentford at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they look to pick up another victory in the Premier League. The West Midlands side managed to earn their first win of the season last weekend when they beat Watford away from home by a 2-0 scoreline. Hence, the Wolves players will be eager to claim maximum points versus the Bees this weekend.
Bruno Lage could stick with his favoured 3-4-3 formation and is expected to keep changes to a minimum for this game. Raul Jimenez will once again act as the focal point of the Wolves’ attack while Fabio Silva and Daniel Podence settle for a place on the bench.
3-4-3 Wolves Predicted Lineup To Face Brentford
Jose Sa will function in between the sticks for the Midlands side after he picked up a clean sheet in the win over the Hornets earlier this month. Lage will probably opt for a back three of Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saïss. The centre-back trio focus on keeping the Brentford attackers quiet throughout the game.
Ki-Jana Hoever and Willy Boly will have to be content with a spot on the bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.
Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves will assume the duties of the holding midfielders as they try to establish their superiority over the Bees at the centre of the park. Marcal will be a nailed-on starter down the left wing while Nelson Semedo looks to impress on the other side as the right wing-back. Both of them will be expected to make some overlapping runs out on the flanks.
Leander Dendoncker will be named on Lage’s bench but could come on to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Adama Traore will get another chance to put in a productive showing on the left flank. Trincao has caught the eye with his performances in the Premier League so far. Hence, we can expect to see him operate as the right-sided winger.
Raul Jimenez will spearhead the Wolves attack down the middle. The Mexican striker is still waiting to score his first goal of this campaign, so this match could be a good chance for him to find the back of the net.
Fabio Silva and Daniel Podence will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their chance to impress as the impact substitutes if Lage decides to call upon their services.