Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
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Chris Sutton makes prediction for Brentford vs Wolves

Wolves are taking on Brentford on Saturday in the Premier League – and a big response is needed.

Wanderers crashed to their worst defeat of the season last weekend, losing 4-0 to Leicester City at Molineux.

Many fans are feeling extremely frustrated at the moment with what they are seeing.

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Wolves can’t score, can’t defend, and can’t even fight at the moment, and the situation is bleak.

The club have decided to put their faith in Steve Davis until 2023, after the rejections from Julen Lopetegui and Mick Beale, which is a major risk.

Wolves have simply got to get something on Saturday, against a Brentford side that also lost 4-0 last time out against Aston Villa.

The Bees are currently 11th, and are going steadily under Thomas Frank.

They are capable of turning any team over on their day, and it will be a hard game for Wolves, who are lacking confidence and belief.

In the eyes of BBC Sport pundit Sutton, it will be Brentford who bounce back.

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Predicting a 2-1 win for the hosts, he said (via BBC Sport): “Both of these sides lost heavily last weekend, but it is Brentford who I think will bounce back.

“The Bees have been walloped on the road a couple of times now. But they are usually decent on their own patch. After losing 5-1 at Newcastle a few weeks back they then beat Brighton and drew with Chelsea at home, and I’d expect them to respond with another good result this time.

“Wolves say their interim head coach Steve Davis has got the job until the New Year but the alarm bells must be ringing at Molineux.

“They have got some talented players but they are now joint-bottom of the table and, after seeing them get thumped at home by Leicester, you start to worry about what might happen to them next.”

Another must-win game for Wolves and Brentford will make life difficult

Brentford will be looking to bounce back from their very poor result against Villa.

So, Wanderers need to be wary.

They’ve got some big threats, the main one being Ivan Toney up top. Last season the Englishman scored in both games against Wolves, so Nathan Collins and Maximilian Kilman need to ensure they get a grip of him.

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Another defeat for Wolves here will really increase the pressure.

There is potential for Wolves to end the day bottom of the Premier League, or rise out of the relegation zone. Hopefully the players turn up and it will be the latter.