The 41212 formation guide Fifa 21

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Guillotine_Mack
2871 posts National Call-Up
edited October 2020
Hi guys.
We all know that nobody on here really shares best practice. They say they do but they keep most of it to themselves.
Today I am going to share a formation with tactics and instructions that still works very well in Fifa 21.

Now I realise that everyone won't have this squad but believe me it won't matter with this formation and tactics.

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Now, this is how you should set up.
The reason the width is so narrow is because we are basically turning this formation into the 41212(2) but instead of CMs we are going to be getting the best out of our LM and RM

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Next I'll show you the player instructions that make this formation so great.

Strikers: Both strikers should be set up like this:
Get in behind limits your passing opportunities with this formation so just stick to balanced.
With the instructions below with how the LM and RM are going to operate, you'll need your strikers to hold up play and bring other players into the game.

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CAM: Nothing out of the ordinary here.
If you have a CAM who is good at finishing just set it to get in the box for crosses

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LM and RM: You want your LM and RM on cut inside and come short. This will create multiple passing opportunities in your midfield between your CDM, CAM, LM, RM and strikers.
With this setup and if you're half decent you'll be creating all sorts of chances.

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CDM: Drop between defenders.
We are going to use this tactic because our LB and RB are going to be attacking most of the game. Your CDM will drop between both of your CBs and make a back 3 when your opponent is attacking.
You also want to cut passing lanes and cover the centre.

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Next are your LB and RB:
You want to have LB and RB on stay back while attacking and overlap.
This is because you're going to change tactics in game by pressing up then left on the Dpad in game to make you LB and RB join the attack if you feel that you're getting over run in midfield. Don't worry about getting exposed at the back, because you should have already set your CDM to drop between the defenders.
When you have your LB and RB join the attack you will have a fantastic compact midfield with lots of passing opportunities to unlock defences.

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And that's about it guys.
Personally I activate LB and RB join attack straight after kick off.
The only other thing I have set is on ultra attacking I got to 442 all balanced with no instructions if things start going wrong, which, with this formation is very rare.
442 balanced will confuse your opponent if they're trying to counter your 41212 and they start getting used to your style of play.
This works for squad battles and online.

Hope this works for you all and let me know how you get on.

Comments

  • Real_TUTU
    70 posts Park Captain
    Nice team.
    I'm trying the 41212 wide at the moment.

    What do you think is the most important position on the team?
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Real_TUTU wrote: »
    Nice team.
    I'm trying the 41212 wide at the moment.

    What do you think is the most important position on the team?

    Thank you kind sir.

    I would say CDM as you need a strong decent player with pace, stamina and good tackling.
  • Real_TUTU
    70 posts Park Captain
    Real_TUTU wrote: »
    Nice team.
    I'm trying the 41212 wide at the moment.

    What do you think is the most important position on the team?

    Thank you kind sir.

    I would say CDM as you need a strong decent player with pace, stamina and good tackling.


    Have you tried other than Allan? If you dont look at coins, Kante always feels OP
  • Xv_ToRiTo_vX
    129 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Very informative thanks btw how’s Robertson and Thiago Silva?
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Real_TUTU wrote: »
    Real_TUTU wrote: »
    Nice team.
    I'm trying the 41212 wide at the moment.

    What do you think is the most important position on the team?

    Thank you kind sir.

    I would say CDM as you need a strong decent player with pace, stamina and good tackling.


    Have you tried other than Allan? If you dont look at coins, Kante always feels OP

    I had Kante and he was immense but he didn't fit into this current squad so well. 😔
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Very informative thanks btw how’s Robertson and Thiago Silva?

    Jury is still out on Silva but with a shadow he seems to be ok.
    Robertson is class but I'll probably end up replacing him with Telles when his Man United card is out.
    Not sure yet.
    Both worth a try anyway mate.
  • YidArmy
    1934 posts Play-Off Hero
    Lost interest as soon as I saw Drop Back...
  • Gstitt10
    1545 posts Play-Off Hero
    YidArmy wrote: »
    Lost interest as soon as I saw Drop Back...

    Thought that myself. Win by playing my type of football not by doing this drop back sit on your 18 yard box type of football
  • Boysie91
    13964 posts World Class
    Team like that and you still play drop back 😂
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Boysie91 wrote: »
    Team like that and you still play drop back 😂

    Unfortunately it is absolutely necessary.
  • Swanz05
    5378 posts Big Money Move
    Boysie91 wrote: »
    Team like that and you still play drop back 😂

    Unfortunately it is absolutely necessary.

    With 2 x 59 pace centre backs I imagine it is. Appreciate the effort though cheers
  • Spillaren
    2717 posts National Call-Up
    drop back aside I like the idea of how the RM/LM(CM) could play here with options given as in the 41212(2) I struggle to get them involved enough
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Swanz05 wrote: »
    Boysie91 wrote: »
    Team like that and you still play drop back 😂

    Unfortunately it is absolutely necessary.

    With 2 x 59 pace centre backs I imagine it is. Appreciate the effort though cheers

    Many thanks.
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Spillaren wrote: »
    drop back aside I like the idea of how the RM/LM(CM) could play here with options given as in the 41212(2) I struggle to get them involved enough

    Give it a try.you won't be disappointed.
  • Boysie91
    13964 posts World Class
    Boysie91 wrote: »
    Team like that and you still play drop back 😂

    Unfortunately it is absolutely necessary.

    Change the CB's and you won't need to
  • Purplejacket
    3846 posts National Call-Up
    Drop back 3 depth. Just play 5atb and 1 depth.
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Boysie91 wrote: »
    Boysie91 wrote: »
    Team like that and you still play drop back 😂

    Unfortunately it is absolutely necessary.

    Change the CB's and you won't need to

    I am awaiting that change mate, then I'll update the guide.
  • Guillotine_Mack
    2871 posts National Call-Up
    Drop back 3 depth. Just play 5atb and 1 depth.

    Or I can play a high line and let my opponent score 8?
  • Purplejacket
    3846 posts National Call-Up
    Drop back 3 depth. Just play 5atb and 1 depth.

    Or I can play a high line and let my opponent score 8?

    Yeah, have some balls like leeds and liverpool. Or u can play like greece and bore urself to death in a video game.
  • Ballerson
    1279 posts Professional
    While I usually detest drop backers, the fact you use your fullbacks to attack makes it interesting & less defensive...thanks for sharing the tactics & formation.
  • EisenErmin
    10927 posts Has That Special Something
    @Guillotine_Mack

    Nice guide, but Hunter chem on Mbappe is just beyond stupid. Sorry to say that, but that´s how it is.
  • Swanz05
    5378 posts Big Money Move
    ^ This may be true but so is tagging the OP in his own thread :D
  • EisenErmin
    10927 posts Has That Special Something
    Swanz05 wrote: »
    ^ This may be true but so is tagging the OP in his own thread :D

    True :smile:
  • Swanz05
    5378 posts Big Money Move
    edited October 2020
    It's nitpicking pedantry on my part but I tend to agree abt all the hunters & shadows especially on Mbappe, Ronaldo & Neymar :'(
  • Spillaren
    2717 posts National Call-Up
    2 games 2 wins, ditched the drop back though and put on balanced and also set my cam on stay forward as Messi stamina is criminally low, but so far so good, consider even doing 1 width as even with 2 the LM/RM drift bit wide
  • Delboy13710
    9920 posts Has That Special Something
    Drop back 🤮 Each to there own i suppose 🙂

    But its not "absolutley necessary" I bet you could have better results playing witj high press 7 depth with that team .
  • Pepe Le DiLzZ
    16671 posts World Class
    Came into this thread saw drop back. Nvm
  • Spillaren
    2717 posts National Call-Up
    Came into this thread saw drop back. Nvm

    just switch to balanced, rest is pretty solid for me at least and I run it with balanced over drop back atm
  • Pepe Le DiLzZ
    16671 posts World Class
    I play 41212(2)

    With a very high line anyways.
  • Spillaren
    2717 posts National Call-Up
    I play 41212(2)

    With a very high line anyways.

    I play it as well but my LCM and RCM don't really do much, what instructions do you have on them?
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