FIFA 19 Formations to Make a Difference on the Field

By | March 20th, 2019 | Categories: FIFA

Just like being on the field and directing a real-life soccer team, there can be so many different FIFA 19 Formations to choose from. Whether you are new to the game or have just made a few trades and are looking how to best set up your team, the formation you choose can really make a difference on the field.

With over thirty choices, it might be hard to know which system to use. However, this guide can help you choose not only the best formation that works for your team but also you as a controller. Getting to know who you have on the field to use and how they work together is extremely important. But knowing yourself as a manager and a player on the game can definitely help you succeed on the field.

What do I need to know about Formations?

As we just mentioned there are a few formations to choose from (over thirty!). We know that with each new team or player you acquire, you may have to change up the system you play your team in. Knowing a few varieties can definitely help you try and find a new one when some of them aren’t working.

Popular and Successful Formations

  • 4-3-3 Holding is a formation used by Juventus and is advised to be played with when you are facing much weaker opponents—and have strength on the wings.
  • 4-2-3-1 is a formation used by the Portland Timbers and is advised to be played with when you are going up against some slow defenders (and want to get them on the counter-attack).
  • 3-5-2 is a great formation to be used when you are looking to keep possession.

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Which Formation coincides with which strategy?

Especially if you have a goal in mind (not just the soccer one), you can actually change up your formation based on your team/coaching/FIFA playing strategy. This can help you keep your strategy at the forefront of your focus rather than just the positioning of the players.

Real-World Formations

  • 3-1-4-2 is the perfect formation if you are looking to score from far out. Especially since your center midfielders will be loaded with space, they’ll be able to shoot from a distance.
  • 3-4-1-2 formation—with just a simple switch between the holding and the attacking midfielders, this creates a perfect setting for some quick-passes to dizzy up your opponents. If you want to hold possession of the ball, this is a great choice.
  • Need a little power? 3-4-3 is a great formation to use if you’re looking to overtake the other team with numbers out wide. Especially if you know that their outside backs are weaker than your wings, a 3-4-3 is a fantastic option to help your team beat them down the line.

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What about 4 in the Back?

If you want to play it a little safer in the backline and like keeping four defenders back there, you can use a few of these formations to help keep your back solid and get strength in numbers going up the offense:

Defender Formations

  • A 4-5-1 will give you strength in numbers not only on your back line but also in your midfield, allowing you the facilitation of keeping possession at the center of your field.
  • 4-1-4-1 is an extremely famous formation used by none other than Bayern Munich. If you want to still keep a forward-thinking mentality but want a little reassurance in the back (you don’t want your midfielders to be flat) dropping one from the 5 in the midfield can help easily solve this. This formation helps keep your team in balance.
  • Another great formation for some quick passes through the midfield and staying solid through the center line is the 4-2-3-1 Narrow. You can always put the three wider, but keeping the three in and making the field more narrow helps centralize your focus.

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How about 5 in the Back?

If you ultimately want to stay on defense, you can even add another player in the back line, making the formation with five in the back. This sort of strategy is used by a lot of different teams—especially if they have a pack-the-box mentality and you’ve bitten off more than you can chew with an opponent.

Defender Formations

  • A 5-4-1 Flat is a great formation to help you sit deep and take all the pressure—wearing out your opponents in the process. However, with this sort of formation and so many numbers in the back, you’ll need to be ready for a quick transition. If you are worried about getting your numbers up, you can do a.
  • 5-4-1 Diamond instead. This helps give you a few more options with the counter attack since you’ll have the forward-thinking stamina of an attacking midfielder instead of a flat four across the field.
  • Another great 5-back formation is the 5-3-2, which helps give you numbers in the back while still keeping you pretty covered all across the field.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are a newbie and underdog looking to gain an edge on your strategy or you are just looking for some fresh ideas on the field, we hope that these formations have helped give you some new formational setups for your team.

Especially with FIFA 19 Formations, you’ll need to figure out which one works best for you. Don’t be discouraged if one or two of these simply don’t work the first time around. You have to know your team, the individual players and talent you have and even how they work together. This will help you with setting up specific formations. 

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