How to Select Defensive Tactics and Formations

FIFA 18 Defensive Tactics and Formations.  Use these tips to help you set-up your teams exactly as you want for the defending side of the game.

These defensive tactics tips will help you win more games and get more goals.

The first thing you should do is selecting a formation where you’re going to have plenty of number at the back. We recommend either of the variations of the 4-2-3-1 or the 4-2-2-2. This will ensure that you always have 2 CDM’s or CM’s that are willing to sit and protect.

Couple these with 2 holding players who have medium or even better, low attacking work rates as well as player instructions telling them to stay back whilst attacking and you’ll have a really solid base to start with.

Another option is the 4-3-3 defend formation. This formation is very strong in the middle and will also help you get off to a solid start whilst you learn your defensive tactics and learn the defending mechanics.

As you can see above, this is one of our diagrams taken from our FIFA 18 Tactical Guide in which we discuss over 30 of the best formations with defensive tactics fully explained including work rates and player instructions to help you stop conceding goals and win more games.