FIFA21 Meta Custom Tactics and Player Instructions 4-1-2-1-2 (2)

FIFA 21 Custom Tactics and Player Instructions (Source: @RyanProdigy_)
A question that every ambitious FIFA gamer asks himself every year is which formation is the best for his FIFA21 Ultimate Team playstyle. Today we would like to present you a meta formation with the recommended tactics. This formation is also played by many esports players. You can use the tactics and instructions or adapt them individually to your playing style.

The 4-1-2-1-2 formation

For many years the 4-1-2-1-2 (2) formation is very popular in FIFA. In FIFA 21 many esports player like world champion MoAuba use the 4-1-2-1-2 (2) tactic. Because of the six central players, which consist of the two strikers, the CAM, the two CMs and the CDM, you always get a compact superior number situation in the center, which is difficult for opponents to play against. Defensively, the team is compact in the center and switches quickly into the attack when you win the ball. This gives the player many opportunities in his offensive playstyle. Thanks to the two center backs, the two CMs and the CDM, the team is very compact in the defense.

4-1-2-1-2 (2) – The best custom tactics

The custom tactics for the 4-1-2-1-2 (2) (Source: EA Sports)
• Defensive style: Balanced
• Width: 5
• Depth: 7
• Offensive style: Balanced
• Width: 4-5
• Players in box: 5-6
• Corners: 2
• Free kicks: 1
Alternatively, you can try the “fast build-up” option in the offensive style, which makes your offensive playstyle even more dangerous. However, this also makes your team more vulnerable to counterattacks. Try out both options to find the tactic that suits the most to your style of play.

4-1-2-1-2 (2) – The best player instructions

It is important that your CMs have a high stamina (85+), as they will be running up and down the entire game. They should also have good passing and dribbling stats to be able to pass through the opposing defenders in 1 vs 1 situations and provide the CAM and the strikers with passes.
Make the following settings by using the player instructions in the menu:

• RB/LB: balanced attack,
• ZDM: stay back while attacking, cover center, cut passing lanes
• ZMs: balanced attack, cover center
• ZOM: stay forward
• ST: mixed attack / get in behind
If these instructions are to offensive for you, you can also give the two wing backs the instruction “stay back while attacking” and set the depth to 5 bars.
If you want more tips from real esports pros, check out our CLUB. We´ll show you how to become the best FIFA player.

By Patrick Kreichgauer

03.05.2021

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