Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson has made three changes to side which triumphed 48-32 over Castleford last time out.
Salford head coach Brian Noble has made a number of changes to his squad ahead of the trip to the John Smith’s Stadium. Props Shannan McPherson, Jordan James, Lee Jewitt, Jacob Emmitt and Darrel Griffin all excluded, as is second row Matty Ashurst.
Huddersfield 19-man squad: Grix, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Ta’ai, Murphy, Cording, Johnson, Mason, Blackmore, Wood.
Salford 19-man squad: Gaskell, D. Williams, McGoldrick, Gibson, Evalds, Sneyd, Fages, A. Walne, Godwin, Neal, Davies, Wild, J. Walne, Hope, Owen, Davidson, Brotherton, Foran, Dixon.
Prediction: Huddersfield are determined to win the League Leader’s Shield while Salford have nothing but pride to play for. Home win.
Huddersfield have won their last three home meetings with Salford, with the City Reds’ last away win against the Giants coming 24-4 on 17 May, 2009.
2013 meeting – Salford 21-20 Huddersfield (SLR9, 29/3/13)
Super League summary:
Huddersfield won 13
Salford won 16
Huddersfield highest score: 52-4 (H, 2010); 52-22 (H, 2011) (Widest margin: 52-4, H, 2010)
Salford highest score: 40-6 (H, 1998) (also widest margin)