Wolves v Brentford - Saturday 15:00
Wolves stunned everybody with a deserved win at Newcastle last weekend, upsetting the formbook in spectacular fashion just days after they went down 4-0 at home to Barnsley. Many were quick to laud the unpredictability of the Championship but understanding Walter Zenga might be the bigger challenge for punters. The Italian played the same 4-3-3 system in both matches.
The victory at St James’s Park seems like it was a triumph for Zenga’s charisma as much as his tactics. It’s one thing coming up with a game plan to beat particular opposition but convincing your players they are capable and getting them to adopt the right mindset is usually the hardest part. Zenga, you suspect, has plenty of tricks up his sleeve when the time is right.
However, there’s also an inkling that best performances arrive when emotions are running high. Looking at the Italian’s managerial track record, he's clearly an adventurer, somebody continually in search of the next thrill. But the flip-side is a lack of inspiration when confronted with routine. And this game falls squarely into that category.
Brentford head to Molineux on the back of three positive results, taking four points from trips to the Amex and Villa Park, then sticking five past Preston. On that basis, the away win is a spot of value at 23/10 and the 11/2 on Brentford to win to nil might also be worth a nibble. The Bees are well organised, Wanderers have only scored three goals in four matches at home.