The home side currently sit second in Group I on 14 points, but leaders Spain need just a point from their home match against Georgia to top the section, leaving France with a spot in the playoffs.
France enter the match on the back of successive wins over Belarus and Australia, but they recently went five games without scoring a single goal.
Finland will provide tough opposition having held Spain to a 1-1 draw last month and currently sit third in the table having won two, drawn three and lost two of their seven matches.
The corresponding fixture in the group took place in Finland last September, when France were 1-0 winners courtesy of a strike from Abou Diaby.
Finland, meanwhile, have no fresh injury concerns from their training sessions over the weekend and will name their strongest available lineup. Celtic's Teemu Pukki will lead their line, while experienced midfielder Teemu Tainio could also start.
Possible starting lineups
France: Lloris; Debuchy, Varane, Sakho, Evra; Pogba, Cabaye, Nasri; Ribery, Giroud, Remy
Finland: Maenpaa; Halsti, Arkivuo, Lampi, Ring; Hamalainen, Hetemaj, Eremenko, Tainio; Pukki, Zeneli
Sports Mole says: 2-0