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Match Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers

All the news, views, and info ahead of our trip to Molineux

2 January 2018

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brentford

Tuesday 2 January

Molineux, 7.45pm

Sky Bet Championship

The Opposition

Wolves are the ones to catch this campaign as they continue to set a fearsome pace at the head of the Sky Bet Championship table. Saturday's dramatic 2-1 victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate means Nuno Espirito Santo's men go into tonight's game 11 points clear of third-placed Cardiff City with a game in hand. 

The old gold are the second tier's top scorers and also have the meanest defence, conceding just 20 goals in 25 league outings. Wolves go into tonight's game on the back of nine wins and two draws from their last 11 games and haven't tasted defeat at home since mid-August.  

Team News

Wolves will be without captain Danny Batth who is suspended following his red card in Saturday's win against Bristol City, stoppage-time goal-scoring hero Ryan Bennett the man likely to take his place. 

For The Bees, Henrik Dalsgaard and John Egan are both unlikely to feature while Emiliano Marcondes' involvement is subject to receiving international clearance following his move from FC Nordsjaelland. 

The Manager

Nuno Espirito Santo, a 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. Prior to his time with FCP he held the manager's post at Valencia and Rio Ave.

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

Pre-Match Views

Dean: "We have to go and battle for every point"

Ref Watch: Find out more about the man in charge for tonight's game

Stats Zone: Check out the facts and figures ahead of this evening's encounter

Opposition View: The Express and Star's Tim Spiers previews tonight's match

Ticket News

Advanced sales for the match have now ended and we have been informed by Wolverhampton Wanderers that no Pay on the Day will be available tonight. 

Match Coverage

iFollow Brentford will be live from 7.15pm tonight with Mark Burridge hosting Matchday Live.

Download the Official Brentford FC App to get notifications direct to your phone, plus all the latest news, views and reaction from the game. Visit the Play Store or iTunes App Store now to download.

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