Les Bleus are currently behind Turkey at the top of the table on goal difference, knowing that a minimum of a point from each of their final two games in the campaign will seal them a place at Euro 2020.
Moldova, meanwhile, are rock bottom of the group with just one win from their eight qualifying matches.
Here, Sports Mole looks at how France could line up for Thursday's showdown.
Although France are heavy favourites to win on Thursday following Moldova's loss to Andorra during the last international break, Didier Deschamps is still expected to select a strong side.
Blaise Matuidi's late withdrawal from the squad with a rib injury saw Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi called up again, although the youngster will probably have to make do with a place on the bench.
Top stars Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe are expected continue their roles in a dynamic front four that is likely to also include Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman and the in-form Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder. body check tags ::