Can Brentford get their first away win at Wolves?

Brentford Head Coach Thomas Frank and Pontus Jansson (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
Brentford Head Coach Thomas Frank and Pontus Jansson (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images) /
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13th placed Wolves host 10th place Brentford in Saturday’s early kick-off, with two points separating the teams.

The Premier League can be cruel: Brentford lost their first game of the season, losing at home to Brighton. The Bees played well, but they conceded to a Leandro Trossard stoppage-time goal.

Despite the defeat, Thomas Frank remains upbeat:

"It was a tough one to take so late, but it was a totally even game – you can see that from the stats and when you watch and analyse it. We gave three shots away which is a top, top defensive game against a side that’s very good on the ball and generally creates lot of chances. I can’t praise the players highly enough. via"

Shandon Baptiste is in contention to make a consecutive start on Saturday. Damage to a cruciate ligament forced Baptiste to miss most of last season. Brentford keeper David Raya comes into this game with two clean sheets.

Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo must find the goals

The Bees must be ruthless in front of goal. They are creating chances, but they’ve only had nine shots on target, from 38 attempts. Bryan Mbuemo was instrumental in Brentford’s promotion season, scoring eight and creating 11 goals in 49 appearances.

It’s much harder to make an impact in the Premier League than it is in the Championship. Frank must remain patient and continue to develop the 22-year-old.

Mbeumo had chances against Brighton, but he didn’t take any of them. His only goal of this campaign came in a 3-1 win against Forest Green, in the League Cup.

Frank Onyeka is pushing for a start on Saturday. The hot-prospect came on as a second-half substitute in the defeat to Brighton.

A positive result for Brentford will give the players a boost ahead of their home fixture with Liverpool.