What's your Penalty conversion like?

Jay1787
480 posts An Exciting Prospect
So i've only ever lost 1 pen shoot out but from open play I'd say I only score 5% or 10% of the pens I take. Somehow the opponent always guesses the right way. Bit of a weird stat to have, never lose a shoot out but can't score a pen from open play haha

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  • josemourinho
    237 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    same here. probably scored 2 out of 10 taken.
  • spy
    2795 posts Fans' Favourite
    Exactly the same for me too 😟
  • ChappellRovers
    3416 posts National Call-Up
    edited December 2019
    I had a draft semi final that went to sudden death as we both saved 5 penalties, 7th penalty and he scored so I lost 1-0. Bloody Schmichael in goal for both teams, always feared him ever since. Other than that I have won every penalty shoot out this year. My conversion rate in open play is about 9/10 goals for penalties. I find most people assume you will kick it in the direction of your strongest foot just drill it in the other corner. Changing takers is something else that is good to do. Change from a right footed shooter to a left one and they will still go right.
  • omarnyc
    4350 posts National Call-Up
    Jay1787 wrote: »
    So i've only ever lost 1 pen shoot out but from open play I'd say I only score 5% or 10% of the pens I take. Somehow the opponent always guesses the right way. Bit of a weird stat to have, never lose a shoot out but can't score a pen from open play haha

    mine is opposite lol i score most of my pens unless its a shootout
  • Italionstallion91
    542 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Am I really the only one that knows the trick lol even when they guess right I always get it. I showed my friend the other day straight up started laughing
  • My penalty method (not shootouts).

    Shooting - slightly off centre (same side the kicker is footed), circle big enough to cover most of floor to bar. If I don't know where it's going then I can't feel like I've been had if I miss.

    Keeping - Go left. Always. Saves me from those last minute changes in mind and subsequent "I was going to go there" moments.
  • Professor
    4343 posts National Call-Up
    I use to suck at them but now score 9 out of 10 ever since I started timing them. Even if the keeper guesses the right way if you hit it green it will go in.
  • Mines quite high. Trezeguet (my main penalty taker) is lethal at them.
    I just make my player look like he is shooting at a certain direction then flick it to other area of goal at last moment.
  • Dmb75
    1017 posts Professional
    Shockingly I’m doing very well with penalties this year.
  • Arsenalfc93
    429 posts Sunday League Hero
    Awful everyone seems to save my pens
  • Cmiz
    1254 posts Professional
    Same pens are rubbish this year
  • Revolver_310
    447 posts Sunday League Hero
    About 1 in 10 offline. Doesn't matter who I have taking them, doesn't matter who I'm taking it against, whether it's a bronze, silver or gold keeper, and it doesn't matter where I put them, the AI cheats on the higher difficulties and saves pretty much every single one. No other explanation for it when you've got a penalty specialist putting it in to the top corner perfectly yet a bronze keeper claws it out time and time again.

    It's got to the point where I hate being given a penalty offline.
  • Alford1995
    3741 posts National Call-Up
    Mines quite high. Trezeguet (my main penalty taker) is lethal at them.
    I just make my player look like he is shooting at a certain direction then flick it to other area of goal at last moment.

    Same score 9/10 pens i usually flick head right & then slot it straight down middle easy 😂
  • SignpostSounder
    4238 posts National Call-Up
    With Scream Milner, scored 9/10.

    With anybody else, even someone with insane penalty stats, scored 2/10. Maybe.

    No idea why.
  • Fletch
    3623 posts National Call-Up
    9/10. Never had an issues with penalties any year. With muscle memory you can pick your spot easily, plus it can be trained.

    If you're struggling with them, take 5 minutes to practice them in skill games. Then take it up a notch by timing them.
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