So, I've been experimenting with custom tactics & have found a good balanced set up that works for me offensively, but found that I was getting done on the counter due risky attacking play.
Had a go at changing things up using the d-pad and I was staggered how much an effect it had on my defensive line. I basically switched it one to the left on to defensive & now I'm not getting caught on the counter. Okay, still the odd occasion they get through, but that's due to me not controlling a defender properly.
I've been experimenting with it during online seasons & the daily KO tournament & it's a massive difference. It doesn't seem to effect my attack at all either, whilst on past versions it had a negative effect.
As I said, I've tested the theory out. Was playing a team called Inter Barks with the usual speedsters up top in a 41212 narrow. I left it on balanced at kick off & promptly found my self 2-0 down. Switched to defensive & I end up winning in extra time 6-5. Yeah, I still concede but TBH he was a good player.
Anyone who is getting done on the counter, worth switching it up.