Our Top FIFA 14 Heading Tips
It’s been quite a while since we done a post giving our tips on the game, but as we’re a website that’s sole purpose is based on tips for the FIFA series, we thought we’d get back to old habits. This latest set of hints is focused on winning all of the Arial battles on the pitch. Heading is such an important part of the modern football game, so if you’re not competing in this area, you are going to struggle.
Make Sure Your Timing Is Perfect
It’s no good just standing completely still and hoping that the player has decent enough stats and it’s a dead cert that your player will do his job. It’s not always as black and white as that, there needs to be a bit more movement in order to have much greater success in the air.
When attacking or defending, make sure you out-muscle your opponent and at the exact same time, get in front of him to take the initiative. Specifically when attacking, you should make a last gasp run in and behind the defender, or slightly in front to catch them out by the element of surprise. This technique works really well and you’ll be sure to score a lot more goals more frequently using it as well.
Always Use Finesse Header Whilst Attacking
Now this tip is by far the best one to take from this post! Not a lot of gamers know that when crossing the ball into the box, you can press the RB button on the Xbox 360/One, or the R2 button on the PlayStation 3/4 to finesse shot your header. You may notice that there’s a second crucial advantage to using this method as well.
If you simply press the shoot button, your player will make little attempt to header the ball and might get lucky once in while, but if you use finesse then the player actually jumps and makes an effort to get on the end of the cross. Implementing this new technique into your style of play will instantly give you a massive edge to your game. You can choose to use this method in defence, but we’ve noticed that it’s best used whilst in attack.
Use The Headed Pass More Often
Now this is a great way and under used way to score goals from headers in the oppositions final third. Pressing the pass button to pass the ball with your strikers head is more overpowered than pressing the shoot button. You’re more likely to get out a headed pass than a headed shot in short, so use this advantage to your strengthen your chances of scoring.
A great way to pull this game-plan off is to whip a ball into the back post so that your big centre forward can knock the ball down to a near by teammate. When the goals come off they are worth shouting about as well, because the majority of them are volleys and sheer screamers.
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