Whilst the Rhinos will aim to make it two consecutive wins in the league following their 42-14 rout over the Salford City Reds.
Leeds prop Richard Moore could be set to return to the side and Ryan Bailey faces a race to be fit following surgery on his knee but has been named. Zak Hardaker is out however after having a pin inserted into his broken thumb and winger Ben Jones-Bishop remains on the sidelines following treatment for a blood clot on his lung.
Saints, meanwhile, have named Paul Clough in the 19-man squad for the first time this season and have called upon young centre Mark Percival. Full-back Paul Wellens remains out with a calf problem as does Lance Hohaia and Josh Perry.
St Helens 19-man squad: Gardner, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Lomax, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Clough, Wheeler, Jones, Greenwood, Walmsley, Walker, Percival
Leeds Rhinos 19-man squad: Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Vickery
Prediction: Will be a close game but I expect Leeds to edge it.
St Helens have won their last five home meetings with Leeds. The Rhinos’ last away win against the Saints was 14-10 on 28 March, 2008, at Knowsley Road.
Leeds’ Kevin Sinfield has scored points in thirteen consecutive games against St Helens, a streak which started in the 2008 Super League Grand Final. He last failed to score in the 2008 Qualifying Semi-Final at Knowsley Road, where he missed his one goal attempt in a 38-10 defeat.
Super League summary:
St Helens won 27 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)
Leeds won 23 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998 and 2005 play-offs)
St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)
Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)
Last 10 meetings:
Leeds 18, St Helens 31 (SLR14, 21/5/12)
St Helens 46, Leeds 6 (SLR8, 25/3/12)
Leeds 32, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 8/10/11) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
St Helens 42, Leeds 16 (SLR16, 3/6/11)
Leeds 16, St Helens 30 (SLR6, 19/3/11)
Leeds 32, St Helens 28 (CCSF, 7/8/10) (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)
Leeds 28, St Helens 24 (SLR20, 3/7/10)
St Helens 41, Leeds 20 (SLR12, 24/4/10)
Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLGF, 10/10/09) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLR26, 4/9/09)