raktim0699 Posted January 4, 2021 Share Posted January 4, 2021 Let's examine 4-4-2. Whenever I came up against 4-4-2 in FM, I naturally felt confident of getting a win against them because 4-4-2 lacks players between the lines like 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Using a couple of appropriate instructions, I could get an advantage over them. For example, if my formation is 4-3-3 against an opposition 4-4-2, I would be choosing roles that naturally comes deep (F9, DLF (S) or (A), CF(S) to create a diamond, which would outnumber two midfield players of 4-4-2 allowing us to keep possession. I will also be using forwards with traits such as (comes deep to get the ball) to create an overload in the midfield. Absence of players between the lines will trouble 4-4-2 by drawing them out of shape, and I will be looking to take advantage of that. With added instructions such as focusing play down the middle, working the ball into the box, attacking width to narrow will allow formation such as 4-2-3-1 & 4-3-3 to dominate 4-4-2. I could also ask goalkeepers to distribute to my playmakers. Giving the hole players more freedom here can be the most productive against 4-4-2. Unless a miracle happens on the pitch, I always smile when I see the opposition manager using 4-4-2 either in a home or away game. If the opposition manager uses 4-4-2 in their away game against us, I always count that we will score 4 or 5 goals using the tactics and instructions I described. Things might be a little challenging for us in an away match, but I am still very optimistic about getting a positive result. What does everyone else thinks about 4-4-2? 1 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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