In football, there is a saying that even if the team is full of great talents, they still can’t win without proper tactics and formations. A team full of average players but with suitable formations and tactics can defeat a squad full of talents. But if a squad got both talent and proper formation, that team is near invincible. This same philosophy is not only limited to the actual football ground but also the virtual fields of FIFA 22.
FIFA 22 is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports categories. This football video game series is the most successful franchise by Electronic Arts. Further, FIFA 22 is the latest installment in the FIFA series in October 2021. The game is a massive hit like the past variants. The game is also an active part of competitive gaming or exports. Therefore, players continuously upgrade their level by signing better players and using the best tactic and formation. Let’s take a look at the best FIFA 22 formations.
What Are The Best FIFA 22 Formations?
Formations are as important as having good footballers on your squad. FIFA 22 comes with many real-life formations. This, the gamers can pick the formation which suits them the best. Further, they can also tweak those formations for the best result. But if you are new to FIFA 22, then follow the formations we will present to you, and this will help you guys understand the game and bag some victories during the early days.
One of the oldest formations in football history, which gained popularity after Sir Alex Ferguson dominated the football world with this formation in Manchester United. This formation helps build attacking runs from both the wings and then cross the ball to the opposition’s box, where you will always have two strikers to put the ball behind the net. But this formation is vulnerable in modern football because only two midfielders can easily be outnumbered by formations with three or four midfielders. But still, coaches like Diego Simeone can be found rocking this very formation in Atlético de Madrid.
The formation might not be very reliable in real-life football nowadays, but it is still one of the best formations on the virtual field. Many pro-FIFA players still use this formation. They also advise the beginners to utilize it for the balanced defense and midfield with two forwards always available to score goals. The 4-4-2 formation is undoubtedly one of the best FIFA 22 formations.
The 4-3-3 (Holding) might be one of the most famous formations in modern football. However, there are many variations of the 4-3-3 formation, but the most famous one might be the 4-3-3 Holding implemented by Pep Guardiola. He reached great heights using this formation in teams like FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City. We can also see the Barcelona legend, Xavi, implementing this formation in Barcelona.
This formation also uses four defenders with two center-backs and two full-backs. Further, the 4-3-3 (Holding) has three in midfield where two act as center midfield and a center-defensive midfielder who even dropdowns between the defenders to act as the fifth defender. As for the forward, this line-up got three forwards, one winger on each wing, and a striker to lead the attacking line. This line-up is used in both the real and virtual world as it specializes in building attacks from wings.
The German manager Jurgen Klopp showcased the stunning counterattack of Liverpool using 4-3-2-1. However, the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp isn’t the only person to dominate football with this formation, but many pro-FIFA gamers also prefer to utilize this same technique in FIFA 22 and dominate the Ultimate Team mode.
The 4-3-2-1 formation also has a strong defense line with two center-backs and two full-backs. As for the midfield, this formation got three center-midfielder where you can use one defensively whereas another would make forward runs and the third midfielder would make balance runs. The main problem of this formation is the attacking line, as it uses two center-forwards and one striker. This formation is like a spear which is very lethal at counterattacks from the middle of the ground. But sometimes, the forward line might require stretching the opposition’s defensive line, thus requiring two CFs with great pace.
The 3-4-3 formation is one of the best formations in the football world, but it is not one of the most favorable ones. Because this formation only has three center-backs instead of the usual four in the backline. Therefore, 3-4-3 requires three solid defenders at the back. As for the midfield, the left and right midfielders work as wingers, make attacking runs, and drop down to defend. Further, this formation has a defensive-midfielder who drops down to support the defense and an attacking-midfielder who joins the attack with the two wingers and one striker.
Because of its complex nature, many managers don’t like to go with this formation. This formation can lead to a squad’s doom if not used properly. Managers like Tito Vilanova dominated the footballing world with this formation, but we also saw Ronald Koeman fail with the 3-4-3 formation. Many pro-FIFA gamers also prefer this formation to play with.
This formation can be said an evolved version of 3-4-3. This formation is also one of the oldest formations in the world. With this formation, Argentina and West Germany gained the world cup glory in 1986 and 1990. Even Antoine Konte got results with this formation in his managing career with teams like Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan. The 3-5-2 is also a good formation for many gamers playing FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
The 3-5-2 formation also requires three excellent center-backs. Unlike the 3-4-3 formation, 3-5-2 got five midfielders. Two of those five midfielders are CDMs who drop down to defend along with the defenders. There is a CAM who builds attacks and also gets into the opposition’s box to score goals. This formation also utilizes an LM and an RM who act as wingers and spread the opposition’s defense to open up space for the two strikers to score goals.