Our Complete FIFA 15 Formations Guide

FIFA 15 Formations Guide

FIFA 15 Formations Guide

Football unlike what some individuals would like to believe is now more tactical than ever before. This makes formations an extremely integral component of the Ultimate team mode in the game. In essence a top rate player who plays in a top team can easily lose a game if he is placed in an inappropriate formation. The following is an in-depth review of the most ideal FIFA 15 formations that you may like to try out.

Unlike most other game modes in UT, there are just 25 formations , from which you can only choose one that meets your expectations and preferences. However, you also have the option of altering it by heading to the “active squad screen” and making use of the LT/L2 buttons. If you are totally dissatisfied with the formation you may have selected, you can alter play style to your distinct preferences by utilizing a custom tactic or doing an overhaul of player mentality.

Check out the HD video below which gives an idea on which are the best formations to use this year in FIFA 15.

FUT started out with 17 formations, but one; the 5-4-1 was dropped later on. In FUT 14 9 more formations were introduced . In the same year this update was executed, EA opted to do away with formations cards. This meant that players as well as managers were not required to integrate the right formation to keep chemistry levels high. By far the most conspicuous change in FUT 15 is the fact that some links to some formations were eliminated. This has become a major boon to individuals who relish building hybrid squads. What this all means is that it is now more than ever convenient to build teams with optimal chemistry as there are lesser links to work with.

How to select the right formation

As a rule of thumb before commencing to sign up players on career mode or buy them on FUT, you ought to select the most viable formation you wish to implement in your squad. When you opt to do this later on, you’ll find yourself in a position where you cannot equip your team with indispensable players. While you may also get penalized when it comes to individual or squad chemistry. You may solve such issues by purchasing new players or even positioning cards, but such moves can prove to be too costly in the long run.

What factors should you consider when choosing the ideal formation?

As most seasoned FUT players have realised there’s no clear-cut answer for the above query, but you can use the following questions as excellent guiding beacons in making your decision. “What is your preferred play style?” “Do you love attacking through the wings?” “Do you relish keeping ball possession?” “Do you tend to incorporate a patient playing style?” “Are you into counter-attacking?” “Which is the formation that you are most conversant with and which do you especially get on with the most?

“Is there any given formation that you are most comfortable with? “Is there any that you have found from experience you can achieve the best results with? “Which are the formations that are most compatible with the objectives you have set out for your FUT 15 teams?” “Do you wish to win all games, even if this means taking risks?” “Are you happy with losing some games?” Asking yourself any of these pertinent questions can effortlessly lead you to discover which FIFA 15 formations is the most ideal for you.

What are the most popular FIFA 15 formations?

The following formations are virtually alike, but this does not in any way safeguard their effectiveness. They just happen to be the most commonly used and you may like to give one or two a try, most especially if you’re uncertain where to start. 4-4-2, 4-4-3, 4-2-3-1,3-5-1.

What are the most viable attacking formations?

The following formations are noted for integrating a high level of attacking, and if this is up to your liking you may as well try them. 3-4-2-1, 3-4-1-3, 3-4-3, 3-5-3, 3-5-2,4-3-3 (3).

Let us now review the first one; 3-4-2-1. This formation is the best to incorporate when facing a team that implements the 3-4-2-1 or 4-5-1 formations. This is a highly offensive game play with 3 players placed right up front. However, it leaves a lot of loop holes in the back and makes it extremely vulnerable to quick counterattacks. It also requires very fast defenders and wingers with at least medium defensive work rate.

What are the most viable defensive formations?

The following are the most popular defensive FIFA 15 formations, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they are ironclad. 5-3-2, 5-2-1-2, 5-2-2-1, 4-3-3 (3). Let us now review the 5-3-2. This formation is almost identical to the 5-2-1-2, and can be ideal to adopt against a team that utilizes the 5-3-2 or 4-4-2. This formation features the most solid and highly balanced game style you could opt for with 5 players at the back .Despite looking too defensive 5-3-2 also presents excellent opportunities for an offensive game. With a robust defense , wing backs get plenty of space to run into. The only flaw in this formation is restrictions to attacking as it offers limited options.

What is the most viable formation for possession?

Should you love a passing game, keeping the ball with your players and gradually building your game, you may try the following formations. 4-5-1 , 4-5-1 (2) , 4-1-2-1-2 (2), 4-2-2-2, 4-3-3 (5). Let s now take a closer look at the 4-5-1. This formation can be excellent when playing against a team that incorporates the 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 (2). Essentially it places 5 players in the midfield. Two of whom have the role of supporting the forward. This formation was once a top favorite of many European teams and is suited for a player that loves to build play patiently, while keeping possessing. It is however unsuitable for direct play and long ball style. The central midfielder usually finds himself lost and easily caught out of position.

What is the most viable formation for counter-attacking?

The following are some FIFA 15 formations to try out if this is your kind of style. 5-2-1-2, 5-2-2-1, 4-3-3 (2), 4-4-2 (2), 4- 2-3-1 (2). Let us now review the at the 4-4-2 (2). This is a more defensive version of the classic 4-4-2, which features 2 defensive midfielders and does away with the need for a central midfielder. It can best be adopted against a team using the 4-4-2(2) or 3-5-2 These two defenders offer sufficient cover behind, but overall this formation lacks creative play in the midfield. It also requires fast wingers

What is the most viable crossing formation?

Should you prefer a game play that takes advantage of the wings the following formations can be just what you are looking for. 3-4-3, 4-4-2, 4-4-2(2), 4-3-3, , 3-4-1-2. Let us take a look at 4-3-3. This formation is ideal to adopt when facing a team that integrates the 4-3-3 or 4-1-4-1. The 4-3-3 came to prominence by Barcelona using it over the recent years. The closeness and balance of the 6 men up front permits a safe passing game between them. With loads of opportunities of making rapid attacks on the wings. However, it only has one striker up front, which sometimes may prove inadequate and leave your main man isolated. There are also few players that can assist the back 4.

Let us know which formations you like to use and which ones work best for you on manager mode and FUT by leaving a comment in the box below.