In the build-up to the tournament there seemed little to choose between these two teams, both making their maiden appearance at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. However, after their respective opening games - a surprise 1-0 win for Venezuela over Nigeria, and a painful 8-0 reverse for Tahiti against Spain, the South Americans are now firm favourites. That said, El Vinotinto insist complacency will not be an issue and remain wary of a potential upset.
As well as dealing with the pressure of being favourites, Venezuela will need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to take the three points and close in on a last-16 berth. Tahiti, on the other hand, will be looking to salvage some pride after their opening round travails and will be hoping to recapture the sort of form that brought them to the finals.
8 - The number of times representatives of CONMEBOL and OFC have met previously in this tournament. Surprisingly, Oceania has the edge with five victories and three defeats, all of which involved Australia.
"The only positive we can take from the opening game is that Venezuela will have learned nothing about us. We never even got going. But before concerning myself with the opposition I have to try and boost the morale of my boys and go over things again in training." Lionel Charbonnier, Tahiti coach
"Tahiti's previous games were tight and nobody gave us a chance of beating Nigeria, so we can't afford to underestimate them. We have to play with the same intelligence and be even more decisive than in the first match." Cesar Farias, Venezuela coach