Fax have got the better of their opponents in important ties, winning golden point thrillers in the 2010 Grand Final and last season’s Northern Rail Cup semi-finals.
But Rovers will still start the game as slight favourites, with both sides undefeated to date this year.
Fax forward Iain Morrison will be denied a chance to face his former club after being ruled out with a knee injury.
An initial scan has proved inconclusive and he is now expected to have an MRI on the problem, though it is not thought to be as serious as was first feared.
Fax coach Karl Harrison is still hoping to extend the loan period of Wakefield prop Matt James, while three-quarter Lee Paterson is available following a long lay-off but came through an under-23s fixture unscathed.
Rovers coach Daryl Powell said his side was a “little bit patchy” during their win over Dewsbury, but was pleased with their strong finish to the game particularly after a midweek match at Oldham.
He will check on a slight hamstring strain on Jon Grayshon before finalising his team, and is relishing Sunday’s contest.
Powell said: “Halifax have been going okay, they have recruited heavily and have a smart, disciplined coach in place.
“We know they’ve had a few injuries but they’ve got a deep squad and it will be a good test for us.”
Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that experienced halfback Terry Campese has joined them pn a one-year deal ahead of the 2015 campaign.
Leigh Centurions have confirmed that Fiufui Moimoi has signed a one-year deal with the club, with the option of a second year.
The UK Parliamentary Rugby League Group has given its backing to a fans' boycott of the BBC's annual Sports Personality of the Year award.
The RFL have confirmed that there will be four rule changes at all levels of the professional game for the 2015 season.