Huddersfield will be looking to build on last week’s 24-12 win over Widnes, their first victory of the campaign.
The visitors to the John Smith’s Stadium, Castleford, also recorded their first win of the season last week, hammering Wigan 42-14.
Michael Shenton dislocated his shoulder in the game against Wigan, and will be replaced by Michael Channing.
Prediction: This a really hard game to call, with both teams finding some form last week. It would not be a surprise to see another Super League draw, but home advantage might just see the Giants over the line by two to eight points.
Huddersfield (19-man squad): Grix, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Huby, Ferres, Hughes, Bailey, Lawrence, Kopczak, Wood, Ta’ai, Ellis, Connor, J. Johnson.
Castleford (19-man squad): Dorn, Clare, Webster, Carney, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, Millington, O. Holmes, Cook, Massey, Boyle, Moors, S. Moore, Wheeldon, Finn, Tansey, Channing, Crossley.
Huddersfield have won their last five home meetings with Castleford, with the Tigers’ last away win against the Giants coming 13-6 on 19 June, 2009.
Huddersfield’s Joe Wardle has scored a try in each of the Giants’ last four meetings with Castleford. Huddersfield’s Leroy Cudjoe has scored a try in each of the Giants’ last three meetings with Castleford.
Castleford’s Justin Carney has scored tries in the Tigers’ last three meetings with Huddersfield (2-1-1).
Super League Summary:
Huddersfield won 13
Castleford won 20
Huddersfield highest score: 64-12 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)
Castleford highest score: 52-6 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)
Last 10 Meetings:
Castleford 44, Huddersfield 30 (SLR20, 11/7/14)
Huddersfield 29, Castleford 28 (SLR11, 4/5/14)
Huddersfield 48, Castleford 32 (SLR22, 21/7/13)
Castleford 24, Huddersfield 40 (SLR11, 6/4/13)
Castleford 52, Huddersfield 6 (SLR20, 8/7/12)
Huddersfield 42, Castleford 4 (SLR7, 16/3/12)
Castleford 22, Huddersfield 18 (CCQF, 24/7/11)
Huddersfield 40, Castleford 18 (SLR16, 5/6/11
(at The Shay, Halifax)
Castleford 18, Huddersfield 12 (SLR2, 19/2/11)
Castleford 44, Huddersfield 18 (SLR20, 4/7/10)