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Wolves will be without Jonny Castro and Ruben Neves who are both serving suspensions. Midfielder Matheus Nunes will be assessed after he limped out of the 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.
Brentford captain Pontus Jansson could miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat by Newcastle United. Keane Lewis-Potter, Frank Onyeka and Kristoffer Ajer all remained sidelined by injury.
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julen lopetegui press conference
There are no new injury concerns following last weekend’s win over Chelsea.
Saturday’s opponents Brentford are a “very good team” with “good players, a good coach and good ideas”.
On striker Raul Jimenez and left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, who were not part of the matchday squad against Chelsea, Lopetegui said they are “trying to fight and recover” their places.
On Wolves’ position in the table and the Premier League relegation battle: “We are in the middle of the work. We haven’t done anything yet, we have to put the focus only in the next match – 100% on the next match, no more and no less.”
MATCH FACTS & STATS
- Wolves have only lost one of their last seven league matches against Brentford (W4, D2), a 2-0 home defeat last season.
- Wolves have won 13 of the 29 league matches between the sides, with the Bees winning 12.
- Wolves have won four of their last six Premier League home games, keeping a clean sheet in all of those victories.
- They haven’t lost any of the eight Premier League matches in which they’ve taken the lead under Julen Lopetegui (W6, D2).
- Wolves have picked up 21 points in 15 Premier League matches under Lopetegui, after amassing only 10 points in their first 15 games this season.
- They have conceded 42 Premier League goals this campaign, one short of the total number they conceded last season.
- Wolves’ last 12 Premier League goals have been scored by 12 different players (including two own goals from opposition players).
- Brentford could lose three league games in a row for the first time this season.
- A win would put them on 46 points, equalling their final total of last season.
- The Bees are one short of 100 top-flight wins.
- Brentford have scored 23 Premier League goals from set-pieces this season, at least seven more than any other club.
- Ivan Toney has scored 18 Premier League goals this season, with only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane scoring more.
Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Neil Davies, Scott Ledger. Fourth official: Craig Pawson. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood.
The match takes place at Molineux on Saturday 15th April with a 3pm kick off. The match is not broadcast live in the UK.