Hull can draw level on points with their fierce neighbourly rivals if they can beat Hull KR in the 218th derby clash at the KC Stadium on Good Friday.
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Rovers make their shortest trip of the season sitting just two points and one place above their local rivals in eighth place in the Super League table having won four of their eighth matches so far.
The Black and Whites have won only twice in eight so far this season, but with two draws already to their name they and just a place below in ninth.
After a slow start to the season Robins boss Craig Sandercock will be pleased with the response of his side who have won four of their last six.
Hull have been struggling of late though, with just one win in their last six games - although that was a whopping 52-0 victory over Castleford.
Hull are still without influential Australian duo Daniel Holdsworth and Shannon McDonnell through injury, so they are set to stick with the side that drew at London.
Hull KR have recalled prop Adam Walker in place of Rich Beaumont in the only change to the side that beat Castleford on Sunday.
Hull FC: Joe Arundel, Josh Bowden, Tom Briscoe, Jason Crookes, Ben Crooks, Ben Galea, Chris Green, Aaron Heremaia, Richard Horne, Danny Houghton, Paul Johnson, Tom Lineham, Andy Lynch, Mark O'Meley, Jay Pitts, Danny Tickle, Liam Watts, Joe Westerman, Richard Whiting
Hull KR:Liam Salter, Alex Brown, Adam Walker, Graeme Horne, George Griffin, Cory Paterson, Con Mika, Evarn Tuimavave, Kris Welham, Travis Burns, Craig Hall, Mickey Paea, Keal Carlile, Jordan Cox, Michael Dobson, David Hodgson, Greg Eden, Rhys Lovegrove, Josh Hodgson