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Match Preview: Wolves

Brentford welcome Wolves to Griffin Park, here's all the info in one place

25 August 2017

Brentford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Griffin Park, 3pm

Sky Bet Championship

The Opposition

For a third year in a row, Wolves contested the Sky Bet Championship last season and in that time went through three managers. New appointment and former professional goalkeeper Walter Zenga replaced Kenny Jackett in pre-season, but then he only lasted 14 games before he was sacked. Paul Lambert was then brought in during November but could only guide them to 15th in the league and was also relieved of his duties before the start of the 17/18 campaign.

An almost unbeaten August gave Wolves hope that 16/17 might be a successful season in the top half of the table. However, their fortunes turned as the winter drew in and from 27 September to 1 December, Wolves didn't pick up a win. The second half of their season saw them go on runs both good and bad. The bad, saw the squad lose five matches in a row, whereas the good, saw them do the opposite and take 15 points from 15.

Their Cup runs both consisted of three games a piece. In the FA Cup, both Stoke City and Liverpool were put to the sword before Chelsea beat them 2-0 at Molineux. The EFL Cup saw them progress past Crawley Town and Cambridge United before another 2-0 defeat, this time to Newcastle United.

This season the team have got three wins from four league games and also find themselves in the Third Round of the EFL Cup. Middlesbrough, Derby County and Hull City have all lost to the old gold this year, Yeovil Town and Southampton falling in the Cup.

Last time out, Wolves completed a league double over The Bees. A 2-1 win at Griffin Park followed a 3-1 win at Molineux to see Wolves take six points off us last term.

The Manager

Nuno Espirito Santo, another former goalkeeper, was appointed by Wolves in May this year. His previous job was at Portuguese giants FC Porto, where he spent one season before moving to England.

A playing career that spanned two decades saw him play in his native Portugal as well as Spain, spending one rogue season in Russia too. Starting out at Vitoria Guimaraes, he progressed to Deportiva La Coruna before having two spells with Porto, either side of that season with Dynamo Moscow. Despite being a part of Portugal's squad for Euro 2008, he never won a senior cap for his national team.

Ticket & Travel News

Ticket news and pricing can be found here. Family prices are in action for this match, which means it is £20 for Adults, £15 for Seniors, Young Persons £5 and Juniors only £1. 

Work to upgrade Waterloo station has seen disruption across the past few weeks on home match days. The Club advises fans to check their travel routes before setting off for the game.

Pre-match Views

Dean Smith: 'Hopefully we can get some continuity from the performances.'

Florian Jozefzoon: It doesn't matter who we play, it only matters how we play.'

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 2.30pm on Saturday with Mark Burridge hosting live commentary alongside Marcus Gayle.

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game.

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Brentford 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

No goals at Griffin Park

26 August 2017

Your Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers match report powered by Utilita

Brentford had their first 0-0 draw of 2017 as they shared a stalemate with Wolverhampton Wanders at Griffin Park. The Bees had last been involved in a goalless draw when they faced Norwich City at the end of 2016 and this was not a game that looked like producing one. There were chances at both ends and both goalkeepers had to make saves to ensure their clean sheets.

The best chance of the afternoon fell to Neal Maupay, who failed to convert from eight yards, while Jota also hit the post for Brentford. Daniel Bentley was probably the slightly busier goalkeeper but that was partly due to the excellence of the Wolves defence, who limited Brentford’s clear-cut chances despite the hosts having the better of territory and possession. It was a game that deserved a goal but one that neither team deserved to lose to the draw was the right result.

The opening stages were fairly even. Both teams had spells in the first quarter of the match where they would have felt they had the initiative but there were no goals and only a couple of good chances. Wolves started the game with three central defenders and wing backs pushed quite high. That left a bit of space for Brentford in both central areas and on the flanks when they could move the ball quickly. But with the visitors content to leave their front three up the pitch, Brentford also had to deal with that threat at the other end.

Brentford had the first sight of goal when Nico Yennaris fired narrowly over from 25 yards and probably had the better of the first ten minutes, with Romaine Sawyers knitting the play adeptly. John Ruddy had to make a fine save from a fierce Sawyers shot and, when the resulting corner had been recycled, Maxime Colin’s nod down was fired wide on the swivel by Yoann Barbet. Ollie Watkins then shot wide after Sawyers had picked up a poor Ruddy kick.

At the other end, Bentley made a save from a cross-cum-shot from Bright Enobakhare and then kept out an effort from Léo Bonatini, A poor pass from Colin led to a shooting chance for Diego Jota but the effort from the Wolves man deflected wide. Jota, of the Wolves variety, then weaved his way in to the penalty area past Harlee Dean and Henrik Dalsgaard before Bentley saved. The Brentford goalkeeper then kept out a firm shot from Rúben Vinagre before denying Bonatini when he went through one-on-one.

Romain Saïss curled a free kick over the bar for Wolves but it was Brentford who probably ended the half in the ascendency. And they were within inches of taking a lead in to the break. Watkins chipped a pass forward and Yennaris and Maupay combined to feed Jota, his shot beat Ruddy but bounced away off the post. That was as close as either team came in an even first period that ended with the scoresheet blank.

The second half carried on in largely the same pattern as the first. Both teams had spells without getting their noses in front and the game was largely played in central areas. Brentford shaded the third quarter of the match and had the best chance of that period of the match when a Colin pass released Watkins, his cross was fed back by Sawyers and Maupay failed to make a good connection when meeting the ball eight yards out.

Willy Boly saw a shot half-blocked and then saved when a corner was half cleared and Bonatini was crowded out when a low Matt Doherty cross caused a scramble in the Brentford defence. Yennaris sliced a volley wide at the other end and a Colin shot was saved before Wolves’ Jota saw a shot blocked and Rúben Neves sliced an effort off target. Jota then shot wide for Wolves after a run from deep and as the game entered the final 20 minutes, it began to look like one goal would settle it.

Ivan Cavaleiro could have got it but headed in to the side netting and a Maupay shot deflected wide at the other end. A poo pass from Bentley enabled Bonatini to feed the ball in to the path of Jota but the Brentford goalkeeper recovered to deny the Wolves man and keep it at 0-0. Sawyers fizzed a shot over the bar for The Bees and Andreas Bjelland fired in to the side netting after battling to get on to a deep free kick.

As the game entered the final moments both teams still had their sights set on three points, albeit Wolves were mainly looking to get a goal on the counter-attack. Doherty wasted a great chance when Nouha Dicko recovered a deep cross and fed it back, the defender blasting over from 12 yards. Dalsgaard then headed in to the side netting at the other end.

There were still chances in stoppage time. First it took a superb defensive header from Bjelland to stop Dicko heading in from close range after Jota had nodded a cross back. An important Doherty tackle denied Watkins scoring and the Brentford forward was crowded out when he tried to convert a Maupay pass soon after. In the dying seconds Yennaris fired a free kick in to a defensive wall and that let Wolves break three-on-one but Ryan Woods played Dicko offside and the chance, the last chance, was gone.

Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Dean, Barbet (sub Bjelland 72 mins), Colin; Mokotjo (sub Woods 64 mins); Jota (sub Jozefzoon 64 mins), Yennaris, Sawyers, Watkins; Maupay

Subs (not used): Daniels, Egan, Clarke, Canós

Bookings: Dean (36 mins)

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Ruddy; Miranda, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves (sub Price 86 mins), Saïss, Vinagre; Enobakhare (sub Cavaleiro h/t), Bonatini (sub Dicko 78 mins), Jota

Subs (not used): Norris, Bennett, Batth, Ronan

Bookings: Doherty (43 mins)

Attendance: 10,351 (1,650 away fans)

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Join us this afternoon for just £20 adults and £1 Under-18s

Buy your ticket and watch The Bees play Wolves at Griffin Park this afternoon

26 August 2017

All things must come to an end, join us when The Bees face Wolves at Griffin Park for our own #DeadlineDay as we attempt to celebrate the school holidays coming to a close, the end of summer and the impending transfer window ending.

Join us at Griffin Park this afternoon when The Bees face Wolves and save £5 on your ticket. Our family prices return for this match with Adults £20, Seniors £15, Young Persons £5 and Juniors only £1. Buy online here now.

On Sale Dates

  • Club Members: Mon 10 July
  • Season Ticket Holders: Wed 12 July 
  • Previous Purchasers: Fri 14 July

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Prices

Blocks Adults Seniors

Young
Persons

Juniors
Braemar Road Stand
(B300, B301, B305)
20 15 5 1
Braemar Road Stand
(All other blocks)
20 15 5 1
New Road Stand
(N500, N501, N507, N508)
20 15 5 1
New Road Stand
(All other blocks)
20 15 5 1
Ealing Road Terrace 20 15 5 1
Members discount does not apply for Young Persons. All prices exclude booking fees:
  • No booking fees for online purchases at tickets.brentfordfc.com
  • No booking fees apply when buying in person from the Ticket Office
  • Admin fee of £2.50 per transaction (not per ticket), plus a £1 postage fee when booking over the phone
  • All credit card payments will incur a fee of £1.50 (AMEX is not accepted)

How to buy tickets

  • buy online - 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Save on fees
  • by phone 020 8847 2511 (option 1), Mon to Fri, 10am-4pm
  • in person from the Ticket Office, Mon to Fri, 10am-4pm
  • group bookings can be made here
  • disabled fans by phone 020 8847 2511 (option 1), Mon to Fri, 10am-4pm

Matchday Info

Supporters with Junior, Young Person and Senior tickets are reminded to bring ID to the stadium in the event of being asked for proof of age when entering the ground. Ages are as follows:

  • Juniors – under 18 (as of the 1 August)
  • Senior – over 65 (as of the 1 August) 

Where a Season Ticket Holder forgets their Brentford Card they will be required to pay an £5 admin fee. Replacement Brentford Cards can be arranged at the Ticket Office. Valid ID must be shown and admin cost of £10 applies.

Disabled supporters who are in receipt of a Middle to Higher rate of DLA and/or receipt of enhanced PIP are required to purchase the relevant ticket (i.e. Adult, Senior, Young Person or Junior), the carer will receive a complementary ticket.

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations

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