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How To Attack - Tips To Get Better

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Learn the essentials of attacking in FIFA 19! Learn different offense techniques & strategies to score a goal!

How To Attack - Tips To Get Better

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Offensive Tips

Offensive Tips

Shooting is an essential part of your offense, however, the build up to your attack is just as important. Learn different ways of getting the ball from the field to the back of the opponent's net!

Shoot > Dribble > Pass

Offensive Tips

Three offensive actions that you could take are to shoot dribble and pass. These are arranged by priority regarding your build up. If you can shoot, then go for it. If you can't, dribble. If you have no space to dribble, pass the ball!

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Use Or Create Spaces

Another way for you to set up your offense is to use or create spaces that you can get into. These spaces help you advance toward the goal, and move forward with your strategy.

1 - 2 Pass

Offensive Tips
1 - 2 PassA, then RB, then Y
Through PassY

After receiving the ball, hold the RB button to make your teammate run to the goal. Use this to create space and set up your teammate for a through pass.

Let Your Team Mate Run

Teammate RunRB

Allowing your teammate to run can open up an opportunity for a through ball or lobbed through ball pass! Keep an eye out for teammates running toward the goal, but be careful! A mistimed pass could lead to an offside violation.

Side Changes

Offensive Tips

Find yourself being trapped by a large group of defenders on one side of the field? Lob it to the other side where there are less defenders, and more open space for your team to use!

Dribble Through Opponents

Offensive Tips

Dribbling the ball disorient defenders, and can give you enough space to shoot or pass!

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Use High and Low Speed Dribbles

Offensive Tips

High and low speed dribbles can keep the enemy guessing the pace you want to play the game. This lets you dictate how fast or slow you want your offense to be!

Use Skill Moves

Skill Moves can leave your opponents on the ground, or scrambling in the wrong direction! Use Skill Moves sparingly to surprise the opponent, and remember to have players with high skill move ratings when using Skill Moves.

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Strategical Build Up Types

Build Up Types

Here are some build up types that you can use to lead to goals! Remember that for these strategies to be effective, you must have the correct formation assigned.

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Side Attack

Side attacks move the ball around the sides of the field. Use lob passes to move the ball to the other side if you get outnumbered on one side of the field.

Recommended Formation - 4-2-3-1 NARROW

Build Up Types

This formation will give you Wings that can easily cross the ball to the striker who can header or volley the ball in. Make sure to have great passers for wingers, and a tall striker!


Crossing is usually performed during side attack type offenses. It lobs the ball to the center of the field near a goal, where the striker is waiting to volley or header it in. Make sure to have a tall striker to easily score goals!

Recommended Tactics

PS47/10 - 10/105/10Fast Build UpBalanced
XBOX7/10 - 10/105/10Fast Build UpBalanced
SwitchN/AN/ALong BallDefault

Center Attack

Center attacks move the ball around the center of the field. It is recommended to use fast players, and a lot of passing to quickly get the ball through defenders. Dribbling and Skill Moves may be used during the build up.

Recommended Formation - 5-2-1-2

Build Up Types

The 5-2-1-2 Formation will give you passing options for building up your center attack. You can choose either wing as they are positioned close to the center. You would need to have good passing CMs for this to work.

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If you gain ball possession and see that the opponent's side of the field is not that populated, it is time to counter! Use a long pass to get the ball to your player on the other side of the field, and rush to the goal!

Recommended Formation - 3-5-2

Build Up Types

The 3-5-2 Formation is great for Counters since your Midfield is filled with players, which lets you quickly move the ball up quickly. Your Strikers can double as wings which give you more options on how to score.

Recommended Tactics

PS41/10 - 4/107/10 - 10/10Long BallConstant Pressure
XBOX1/10 - 4/107/10 - 10/10Long BallConstant Pressure
SwitchN/AN/ALong BallHigh Pressure

Short Counter

A short counter is essentially the same as a counter, but instead of relying on a long pass, make quick short passes to quickly move the ball up the field to build your offense!

Recommended Formation - 3-5-2

Build Up Types

Just like the Counter Attack, the 3-5-2 Formation is great for Short Counters because of the number of players in your midfield. There is a lot of passing options for you to choose from in this formation!

Recommended Tactics

PS41/10 - 4/107/10 - 10/10Fast Build UpConstant Pressure
XBOX1/10 - 4/107/10 - 10/10Fast Build UpConstant Pressure
SwitchN/AN/ACounter AttackHigh Pressure

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