The rise of 433(4)

403 posts Sunday League Hero
I've been hovering and div 4 and 3 for quite a while now. I come across this formation a lot. After really struggling against variations of 433/4321 using lots of different formations, I tried 433(4) out myself.

It's success is because it suits any playstyle, whether your intention is possession or exploitation and also that it can be played on ultra defensive yet still feels exceptionally attacking.

I expect you'll all be seeing a lot of 433(4) for the duration of FIFA 16!


  • CrashDavus
    2245 posts Fans' Favourite
    Thing for me, I don't change any of the settings off default and have great success with it. It's an over extended 4231(2) because the wingers are pushed higher up the pitch.
  • fergoosee
    12323 posts Has That Special Something
    ye its a nice formation, was great in fifa 15 too
    20547 posts Club Captain
    Tactics and instructions?
    20547 posts Club Captain
    And team?
  • Thomas_Müller
    344 posts Sunday League Hero
    Its such an abusing formartion, most of the people have 3 offensive minded midfielders and they can still play godlike defense, this game is broken
  • DtGodmage22
    7050 posts League Winner
    Its not that great 4312 41212 4222 352 442 countrt it basically 2 man midfield gets eaten alive
  • it's been the most used formation past few years
  • Jmaestro
    124 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Player instruction and custom tactics please.
    20547 posts Club Captain
    Jmaestro wrote: »
    Player instruction and custom tactics please.

  • Hannibal
    767 posts An Exciting Prospect
    433(4) either makes me dominate games, or get completely f*cked

    4231 is for when im more interested in keeping myself from losing than getting the 3 points lol

    the instructions i use are i tell one CM to stay back while attacking/have aggresive interceptions,
    the other i leave alone
    i tell both my LB/RB to stay back while attacking (in reality, they do nothing at the top for me other than leave me exposed at the back)
    ill tell my ST to get in behind, and tell my RW to stay forward

    and thats pretty much it
  • D-Maniac
    881 posts Semi-Pro
    Dunno if it works on 16 but on 15 i ran with

    Front 3 - Get in Behind
    2 CMs - Stay Back
  • sweptawayx41x
    92 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    this formation is my kryptonite and i refuse to use it
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