King, who was put in temporary charge of the nation following Giovanni Trapattoni's decision to step down last month, oversaw Friday's 3-0 defeat to group leaders Germany.
The home side have won just three of their nine Group C matches, with a total of 11 points leaving them with no chance of qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Kazakhstan, meanwhile, have managed just one win in the group, but they have won two of their last five matches in all competitions. The corresponding match between the two nations took place in September 2012, with Republic of Ireland claiming all three points in a 2-1 win.
Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane will face a late fitness test on an ankle injury, but is expected to win his 130th senior cap for his country.
Kazakhstan have no fresh injury concerns from their 1-1 draw with the Faroe Islands last week and could therefore name the same starting lineup.
Republic of Ireland: LDLLL
Possible starting lineups
Republic of Ireland: Forde; Kelly, Dunne, O'Shea, Wilson; Coleman, Gibson, Whelan, McCarthy; Keane, Stokes
Kazakhstan: Sidelnikov; Kislitsyn, Gorman, Engel, Muldarov; Zhumaskaliyev, Shomko, Bogdanov, Korobkin; Finonchenko, Shabalin
Sports Mole says: 2-0