Robbie Keane insists the Irish would be happy with a point in France - but will aim for all three.
The striker should earn his 55th cap in the Stade de France as the Republic take on the French in a key World Cup qualifier.
Ireland have started well with a win against Cyprus and draw in Switzerland while the French have wobbled slightly with a draw at home to Israel and unconvincing win against the Faroe Islands.
Asked how you approach such a game, Robbie insisted: "You go to win but if you get a point, you're happy with that.
"They have a new side, a new manager and a lot of players have retired.
"Playing in France will also be tough and they still have an unbelievable side with the likes of Henry but we've a great team spirit and we'll aim for a win. If we get a point, that would be good.
"It's a massive game for us. For Ireland to play France is great for Irish football, I think we've 7,000 fans going over there. It will be a great atmosphere and we're all looking forward to it."