Luxembourg manager Luc Holtz has said his goal is to seize the home advantage and defeat Northern Ireland.
Holtz, who worked in a post office before taking his badges, is determined to build on their opportunistic point at Windsor Park in September 2012 and claim all three points on Tuesday night.
“Our goal is to win this game,” he said. “We know that Northern Ireland has a good team. The proof is that they caused many problems in Portugal. But this is no reason for us to play defensively.”
Luxembourg will run late checks on both defender Tom Laterza and midfielder Lars Gerson, and the home camp rate Martin Paterson as Northern Ireland’s key threat.
Holtz added: “Unfortunately both Laterza and Gerson are still doubtful, although I hope they will recover for tomorrow. I think Paterson is a very strong player. With a guy like him, they can win a real battle. “Tactically-speaking, I do not think they will change a lot.”
Holtz has shaped his squad around 4-4-2 to produce a more attractive, passing game and fans are calling for the traditional formation to stay.
Luxembourg held onto 41 per cent possession in their 4-1 loss to Russia in Moscow, much to the glee of vocal Luxembourg FA president, Paul Philipp.
“From within the stands, my Russia friends were quite frankly flabbergasted to see Luxembourg play the ball like that,” he said.