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How To Use Best Formation and Systems - Tips To Get Better

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How To Use Best Formation and Systems - Tips To Get Better

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How To Use Best Formation and Systems - Tips To Get Better

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Why Formations Matter

Why Formations Matter

Formations and systems dictate how they approach the game and how they try to score goals. In this article, 3 recommended formations are introduced and broken down to better understand how they work.

Aggressive Wingers: 4-1-2-1-2 NARROW Formation

Aggressive Wingers Formation

The 4-1-2-1-2 NARROW Formation puts emphasis on the wings to score goals. The formation allows for quick and easy passes while having a safe cushion of defense due to it having 4 players at the back.

Players To Consider

Be sure to have quick players for your wings and midfielder. This allows you to maximize the narrow formation. It is also recommended to have defensive minded CDM and CB's for potential counter attacks.

Recommended Players

NamePositionRatingRarity
De BruyneCAM91Gold Rare
Sergio RamosCB91Gold Rare
Alex SandroLB86Gold Rare
KimmichRB85Gold Rare

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Players To Avoid

There is not a lot of things to watch out for when using this formation.

Recommended Tactics

Defence
Defensive StyleBalanced
Width5 / 10
Depth6 / 10
Offense
Offensive StyleFast Build Up
Width5 / 10
Players In Box5 /10
Corners3 / 5
Free Kicks3 / 5

Your offensive style must be set to "Fast Build Up", in order for you to aggressively, and quickly go on the offense. Your width and depth should be set to about half since the number of your defenders is sufficient enough when handling attacks.

Defensive Wing Backs: 5-2-1-2 Formation

Defensive Wing Backs Formation

The 5-2-1-2 Formation will be for more defensive-minded players. It packs many players in your defense to bring down the chances of your enemies getting through to your goal!

Players To Consider

You will need to have very good attacking players as they will be outnumbered in this formation. Make sure your attackers are good dribblers and great shooters. You must also have good Wing Defenders to control the sides of the pitch!

Recommended Players

NamePositionRatingRarity
Cristiano RonaldoST94Gold Rare
MessiCF94Gold Rare
Alex SandroLB86Gold Rare
KimmichRB85Gold Rare

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Players To Avoid

Avoid slow Midfielders as the offense of this formation heavily relies on fast players since they may be outnumbered playing against the opposition's defense!

Recommended Tactics

Defence
Defensive StyleBalanced
Width5 / 10
Depth5 / 10
Offense
Offensive StyleFast Build Up
Width6 / 10
Players In Box4 /10
Corners3 / 5
Free Kicks2 / 5

Since this formation heavily relies on lots of players defending, you would need to adjust your offensive tactics just a bit to compensate. No need to change your defensive tactics since the formation already has that covered.

Balanced Strikers: 4-3-3 DEFEND Formation

Balanced Strikers Formation

The 4-3-3 DEFEND Formation is a balanced formation that has its attackers defending as well. This formation's offense will rely on lots of crosses, or a Striker with high shooting ability.

Players To Consider

Make sure your wings are good at crossing and shooting so that an attack can come from anywhere. Your Midfielders should also be very good at dribbling and passing while having a high defense rating.

Recommended Players

NamePositionRatingRarity
Neymar JrLW92Gold Rare
SuarezST91Gold Rare
ModricCM91Gold Rare
Alex SandroLB86Gold Rare
KimmichRB85Gold Rare

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Players To Avoid

As this formation relies on lots of crosses, try to avoid short strikers as they can easily lose crosses to opponents being able to touch the ball first.

Recommended Tactics

Defence
Defensive StyleBalanced
Width6 / 10
Depth5 / 10
Offense
Offensive StyleBalanced
Width5 / 10
Players In Box4 /10
Corners4 / 5
Free Kicks3 / 5

No need to change things up in this balanced formation. However, you should consider adjusting you Corners and Free Kicks to better suit your offensive needs.

Balanced Counter Attack: 3-5-2 Formation

Balanced Counter Attack Formation

This formation will focus on having a balanced formation that will prioritize counter attacks as their main way of scoring. Pressure the ball in the midfield, and get through the defense with quick short passes to score!

Players To Consider

Have a good RM and LM as they may need to double as Wings, to give you more options on your offense. CAM would also be a key person to get goals!

Recommended Players

NamePositionRatingRarity
De BruyneCAM91Gold Rare
Ivan PerisicLM86Gold Rare
Douglas CostaLM86Gold Rare
Arjen RobbenRM85Gold Rare
KokeLM85Gold Rare
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Players To Avoid

You would want to avoid slow defenders as they need to cover lots of ground if ever your opposition gets past the midfield.

Recommended Tactics

Defence
Defensive StyleBalanced
Width6 / 10
Depth7 / 10
Offense
Offensive StyleFast Build Up
Width7 / 10
Players In Box4 /10
Corners3 / 5
Free Kicks3 / 5

With lots of players in the midfield, you can apply constant pressure on the ball. The fast build up would be for when you win ball possession, you can quickly set up attackers before your opponent has a chance to respond!

Balanced CAMs: 4-3-1-2 Formation

Balanced CAMs Formation

This formation will rely you playing through the middle of the field. A lot of emphasis is put on ball possession to win using this formation!

Players To Consider

It is recommended that you have a very talented CAM on your squad as most of the formation will rely on them. They should have great dribbling, passing, and shot attributes.

Recommended Players

NamePositionRatingRarity
De BruyneCAM91Gold Rare
DybalaCAM89Gold Rare
David SilvaCAM89Gold Rare
IscoCAM89Gold Rare
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Players To Avoid

Your LCM and RCM should be very quick as they need to cover lots of ground, especially if the opponent decides to play their offense on the side.

Recommended Tactics

Defence
Defensive StylePressure On Heavy Touch
Width5 / 10
Depth8 / 10
Offense
Offensive StylePossession
Width8 / 10
Players In Box6 /10
Corners3 / 5
Free Kicks3 / 5

You will need to widen your formation up a bit as it is a bit narrow on the sides. Also adjusting the number of player in the box will help give you more opportunities to score!

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