Martin O'Neill's side got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Gibraltar, but they are still two points outside of the automatic qualification spots for next year's tournament.
Republic of Ireland
Ireland made a bright start to their qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory in their opening match against Georgia last September and they followed that up with a comfortable win over Gibraltar and a surprise draw with Germany.
Their winless run stretched to four games after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Scotland in their last home fixture, but they recorded their first win of 2015 on Friday evening with a 4-0 win over Gibraltar.
The victory moved them above Scotland and into third place in the group, but they are still two points behind Poland and a further four away from Germany, with just three games left to play.
With Germany and Poland to come in their final two matches in October, a victory over Georgia is crucial for O'Neill's team, as they try to reach the European Championship for only the third time in their history.
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Although Georgia are still mathematically capable of qualifying for next year's finals, it would take a number of surprise results for them to break into the group's top three places.
They have lost five of their seven group matches, with their only wins coming against Gibraltar and Scotland, so a spot at a major tournament is likely to elude them once again.
Kakhaber Tskhadadze's side will also be confident of causing more problems for Ireland, as they almost held their opponents to a draw in their opening group match, before Aiden McGeady struck a last-minute winner in Tbilisi.
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O'Neill is likely to make a number of changes from the team who beat Gibraltar, but Robbie Keane will continue to lead the attack after taking his international tally to 67 goals following a double in Algarve.
Long came off the bench to score Ireland's fourth goal of the evening and he could replace Jonathan Walters in the starting lineup.
Seamus Coleman should also return at full-back, while McGeady could earn a recall despite a lack of playing time at Everton.
Meanwhile, the Georgians are expected to keep faith with the same team that beat Scotland, meaning that Levan Mchedlidze will start as their lone striker.
Republic of Ireland possible starting lineup:
Given, Coleman, O'Shea, Clark, Brady, Whelan, McCarthy, Hoolahan, McGeady, Long, Keane
Georgia possible starting lineup:
Revishvili, Lobjanidze, Kashia, Kverkvelia, Navalovski, Amisulashvili, Kazaishvili, Kankava, Ananidze, Okriashvili, Mchedlidze
Head To Head
It took a late strike from McGeady to give Ireland all three points when the teams met last September at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.
The victory extended Ireland's winning run to six games against the Georgians and they are set to meet again in next year's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
We say: Republic of Ireland 2-0 Georgia
Three points are vital for Ireland as they prepare to face Germany and Poland in their final two group matches. The victory over Gibraltar will have been a much-needed confidence boost and we feel that they should have enough quality in the final third to overpower the Georgians in Dublin.