Wolves v Brentford preview
Last Updated: 02/01/18 10:58am
Wolves captain Danny Batth starts a three-game ban when the Sky Bet Championship leaders host Brentford.
The defender was sent off in Saturday's 2-1 win at Bristol City and misses the league fixtures against the Bees and Barnsley as well as the weekend's FA Cup visit of Swansea.
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Ryan Bennett, who scored the last-minute winner at Ashton Gate after coming off the bench, is likely to replace Batth.
Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has not played this season after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia in the summer and defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh is recovering from ankle surgery.
Alan Judge could make his first Brentford appearance since April 2016.
The Irish midfielder is finally fit after recovering from a broken leg and has twice been an unused sub over Christmas.
The Bees have taken nine points from their last three games so boss Dean Smith will keep changes to a mimimum.
But forward Ollie Watkins is in line to return to the starting line-up after shaking off a foot injury to come off the bench in Saturday's 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Wolves haven't won consecutive home league matches against Brentford since January 1939.
The Bees are winless in three league games against Wolves (D1 L2).
Wolves have won 12 of their last 15 home matches in all competitions (D2 L1), the same number they managed in the 35 matches prior to this run.
Lasse Vibe has scored eight goals in his last 10 away Championship starts - he scored braces in consecutive games in March, went six away starts without a goal, and has since scored braces in each of his last two away starts.
Wolves have already won more home matches in all competitions this season (11) than they did in 2016/17 (10) and 2015/16 (9).
The Bees shared a goalless draw with Wolves earlier this season - they haven't drawn both league matches in a season goalless against an opponent in the second tier since 1947/48 against Plymouth.