I'm trying to figure out why 4-4-2 and 4-5-1 formations are so dominant in FM19.
In real life I see that the best clubs such as Barca, Man City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and other mostly use 4-1-2-3 DM and 4-2-3-1 formations.
There's a site FM-Arena that tests tactics and if you look at the table then you'll see that the top of it is crowded by 4-4-2 and 4-5-1 formations.
Also, almost all tactics at the top of the table use Inverted Wing-Backs instead of regular Full Backs.
Of course, the accuracy of the testing might be not perfect but obviously there's a trend…
So what do you think? Why 442 and 451 formations are so dominant and why Inverted Wing-Backs are such efficient in FM19?
Why 4-2-3-1 and 4-1-2-3 DM formations are much less efficient than 4-4-2 and 4-5-1 formations in FM19?