The ‘biggest Hull derby for years’ is how this game has been described in the media all week, and that’s certainly not far away from the truth.
Both teams need a win to boost their chances of a top-eight finish, with Rovers probably the more desperate of the two.
The Robins do have a Challenge Cup semi-final to look forward to, however, with Hull left only with the league as a possible source of glory.
A win for the Airlie Birds should see them secure their place in the Super Eights.
Rovers coach Chris Chester makes three changes to the team which capitulated so embarrassingly in the second half at Salford, with Tony Puletua, Geg Burke and young half-back Matty Marsh coming into the squad.
Hull KR (19-man squad): Blair, Burke, Cockayne, Dixon, Donaldson, Green, Horne, Kelly, Larroyer, Lunt, McCarthy, Mantellato, Marsh, Puletua, Salter, Sio, Tilse, Walker, Welham.
Hull FC (19-ma squad): Abdull, Bowden, Ellis, Fash, Green, Hadley, Houghton, Lineham, Logan, Michaels, Minichiello, Pryce, Rankin, Sneyd, Talanoa, Thompson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting.
Hull Kingston Rovers’ Albert Kelly has scored tries in his team’s last four games (1-1-1-2).
Super League Summary:
Last 10 Meetings:
Hull FC 46, Hull KR 20 (SLR16, 30/5/15) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
Hull FC 6, Hull KR 20 (SLR8, 2/4/15)
Hull FC 28, Hull KR 0 (SLR25, 29/8/14)
Hull FC 24, Hull KR 38 (SLR13, 17/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Hull KR 21, Hull FC 20 (SLR9, 17/4/14)
Hull KR 20, Hull FC 38 (SLR24, 11/8/13)
Hull FC 22, Hull KR 16 (SLR16, 25/5/13) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Hull FC 10, Hull KR 23 (SLR9, 29/3/13)
Hull KR 18, Hull FC 32 (SLR21, 23/7/12)
Hull FC 30, Hull KR 32 (SLR15, 26/5/12) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)