With no chance of catching Portugal or Serbia (both on 17 points), both teams are playing for third place in Group A.
The hosts would guarantee it should they avoid defeat at Stade de Luxembourg, and memories of March’s 1-0 win at the Aviva Stadium will still be fresh in their minds.
The Red Lions ended a three-game winless streak in their 3-1 defeat of Azerbaijan on Thursday, but are now without a clean sheet in nine.
As for the Republic, they have now recorded three straight shutouts after their creditable 0-0 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal last time out.
Things have picked up for Stephen Kenny following a difficult start to his reign.
Indeed, the Boys in Green are now unbeaten in five matches.
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Luxembourg vs Republic of Ireland: Match Stats
Callum Robinson is the in-form player for the Republic, having netted five goals in his last three internationals.
That included a hat-trick in the 4-0 success over World Cup hosts Qatar – three days after his brace in the 3-0 win in Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, Luxembourg’s charge will be led by Gerson Rodrigues, who bagged a brace last time out.
The Troyes striker has scored five goals during this qualifying campaign; a tally only bettered in Group A by Cristiano Ronaldo and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Luxembourg vs Republic of Ireland: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Luxembourg 1-2 Republic of Ireland
7:45 pm Sunday November 14
Luxembourg 1-2 Republic of IrelandWorld Cup Qualifier
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October 27, 1953: Republic of Ireland 4-0 Luxembourg – World Cup Qualifier
Luxembourg were victorious when the sides met in March; ending a run of four straight wins for the Republic in this fixture.