These FIFA 16 attacking formation tips will help you to set your team up tactically which will lead to you scoring more goals on FIFA 16 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 the various versions of this formation and you’ll probably come up against this a fair amount, once every two or 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 16 guide which is a purchasable PDF/Ebook file available for a very reasonable price. It features 21 full formation breakdowns, as well as custom tactics tips and help AND vintage team set-ups! More information can be found on this guide by clicking here.


FIFA Expert’s Recommended work rates:
Right Back – Med / High
Left Back – Med /High
Right CB – Low / High
Left CB – Low / High
Right CDM – Low / High
Left CDM – Low / High
Right CAM – High / Low
Left CAM – High / Low
Right Striker – Med or High / Low
Left Striker – Med or High /Low

Strengths: A huge variety of attacking options with, in effect, a front 4. A very balanced formation and you’ll always find that you have good numbers of players when defending or attacking. This obviously leads to you having lots of viable options when attacking. The 2 CDM’s provide great cover and with 2 hard working full-backs you’re going to be defending with 6 players (plus your GK) which will make you extremely hard to break down.

Weaknesses: The 2 CAM’s will tend to be positioned in wider areas where they more often than not are not suited. They favour central areas which can leave a lack of wide options. Couple this problem with 2 low attacking work rate full-backs and you’re really going to struggle getting any wide play going. If you’re someone who likes to cross the ball in lots then I would suggest avoiding this formation. Another potential problem will be getting caught shot defensively, this is a huge problem if you have CDM’s with high attacking work rates and can lead to a cluster of players in the CAM position which is obviously easier to defend against.

Key player/position: The 2 CDM’s. You can break this formation down into three sections. A front 4, a back 4 and 2 holding midfield men. Obviously the 2 are down on numbers so it is pivotal that you have 2 strong players in that area of the pitch.

Most suited style of play: Medium to fast build-up play. Longer passes to get the ball into the front 4 as quick as possible as there are a lack of numbers in central areas.

Comprehensive individual player instructions are also provided with our guide for our top 5 formations so you’ll need to purchase the guide to see these and over 00 pages of original tips for every area of the game. More information can be found here about what is in the guide.