Germany are running away with the group on 16 points, but locked on eight are Ireland, Austria and Sweden, with only one able to take the berth for the playoffs.
Captain Robbie Keane scored twice against Georgia and he should start, but his striker partner Shane Long is suspended, as is James McCarthy. Long's absence may hand a chance from the start for Simon Cox.
Meanwhile, Frodi Benjaminsen, who has the most goals in the current Faroe squad with five strikes to his name, will skipper the away side.
In the three previous meetings between the sides, Ireland have won all of them, conceding just one goal in the process.
Faroe Islands: LLLLLL
Possible starting lineups
Ireland: Forde; Coleman, O'Shea, St Ledger, Kelly; Walters, Whelan, Hendrick, McGeady; Keane, Cox
Faroe Islands: Nielsen; Tor Naes, Davidsen, Frederiksberg, Gregersen; Olsen, Danielsen, Benjaminsen, Samuelsen; Edmundsson, Mouritsen
Sports Mole says: 4-0