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Paul Merson predicts the result of Brentford v Wolves

Paul Merson has predicted the result of Wolves’ trip to Brentford on Saturday for Sportskeeda.

Wolves have scored three goals in successive home wins in their last two games and should go into this game full of confidence.

That said, the Bees won 2-0 at Molineux back in September and Bruno Lage’s men need to avenge that defeat.

Brentford tend to play better at home than they do away, but Merson has Wolves down for another win and a clean sheet.

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Merson’s prediction

“Brentford should’ve been out of sight in that first half against Manchester United.

“They didn’t take their chances and were punished in the end. I think this’ll be a harder game for them than the one against United.

“Wolves are on a high at the moment. They’re a solid team and are very hard to break down – they go to places and hardly let in a goal!

“Wolves have become dark horses for the top four this season. They put three goals past Southampton last week, and hold the upper hand against Brentford this weekend. Prediction: Brentford 0-2 Wolves.”

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Wolves were favourites going into that September meeting but produced arguably their worst performance of the season then.

They are playing better now and should have the confidence going into this game against a Brentford side who are playing well but have suffered three recent defeats.

It will not be an easy game, but it is a winnable one. Merson has also got Wolves in the Champions League race – but can they last the pace with the thin squad?

That is probably the big question but for now the task is just to keep the momentum rolling.