These FIFA 14 attacking formation tips will help you to set your team up with the best attacking formations which will lead to you scoring more goals on FIFA 14 with our original tips. Please read on to explore a couple of our favourite formations we use.
Probably the most adventurous formation you can choose (behind the 4-2-4). A lot of people online like to use this formation and you’ll probably come up against this a fair amount, once every three games we seem to face this set-up. We can see why people use it. This set-up enables you to get the ball from back to front quickly and expose any weak full-backs. This is why it’s a good tactic to use vs Real Madrid whop don’t have the strongest full-backs. In terms of attacking they are strong but defensively they aren’t the best so this is an angle many people go for when playing the Spanish outfit from Madrid.
Below is a more detailed formation breakdown and is an extract from our FIFA 14 Tactical Guide which is a purchasable PDF file available for just 1.99 English Sterling or you can purchase our main FIFA Expert FIFA 14 Ultimate Guide and receive a discount on them both. The tactical guide features 16 different formations as well as custom tactics tips and help. More information can be found on these guides by clicking here.
Strengths: The deeper lying CF and CAMs allows you to create plenty of chances and with 3 creative players in here you’re going to be a real menace to any opposition. 2CDMs means you have plenty of cover at the back (providing they have decent work rates). The CF and CAMs give the side some width meaning you can still play with a target man up front. The CF and CAMs should be players with great touch, vision and creativity. 2 CDMs mean that the full backs with High attacking WRs can push forward more and give an overlap option. This increases the amount of crosses you get in but be wary of tiredness affecting your full-backs if you intend on playing this way
Weaknesses: The huge downside to this set-up is only having the lone forward lowers the chances to use the 1-2 pass which is a hugely effective way of playing. Wide areas are a problem sometimes with this set-up especially as your CAMs and CF will lean towards playing in the centre of the pitch. Another problem can be caused by having high attacking work rate full-backs who will push forward too much leaving a lot of space at the back, especially if one or both of the CDMs are going forward too.
Key player/position: The CAMs and CF. These 3 players who play in behind the lone ST are definitely key. If you have great chemistry between the three and they can interchange position playing 1-2 passes with each other the movement will be so hard for the defenders to contain.
Most suited style of play: Medium to short passing style. Use a free-form style of play to allow the 3 players in behind the striker to see the ball in as many dangerous areas as possible.