Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers match preview and betting tips

Wolverhampton Wanderers remain favourites to win the Championship at the end of the season and they have a chance to underline their promotion credentials at Griffin Park this weekend.

Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers match preview and betting tips

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are the bookmakers' pick to gain promotion to the top-flight as Championship title winners and they have certainly impressed in the second tier with wins in their opening five competitive games. They opened their campaign with a 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough and followed this with successive victories against Yeovil Town (EFL Cup), Derby County and Hull City. They slipped up last weekend when losing 2-1 at home to table-topping Cardiff City but this hasn't dented confidence in their ability to clinch the Championship title and they remain at the top of the outright market at odds of just 7/2.

They get the chance to further underline their title credentials when they make the journey to Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon and they will certainly be in for a tough test by a Brentford side which thrashed local rivals Queens Park Rangers 4-1 in last night's EFL Cup clash at Loftus Road. Indeed the Bees will arguably be the fresher of the two sides given that Wolves have yet to play their midweek EFL Cup clash with Southampton at the time of writing and this could become apparent this weekend.

Nevertheless Wolves have proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with this season and that defeat to Cardiff City aside, they have certainly impressed in their performances. The Championship big-spenders will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat to the Bluebirds on Saturday and we feel that they will just about do that, however the Bees will be no pushover and will make the visitors fight all the way for their three points with a home goal likely along the way.

Our tip:Back Wolves to win and both sides to score at 2/1 with Bet365