In FIFA 15, while it’s a good idea to keep possession and put less focus on aggression, remember that keeping the possession doesn’t win the games – scoring does.
FIFA 15 Shooting Tips
In this FIFA 15 shooting guide, I’ll share some basic tips on shooting as well as some of the types and how to make use of them effectively.
Why Timing Matters?
The first and foremost thing to remember to land a good shot is to get your player in a good position. Once you’ve done that, don’t make the mistake of shooting while your player is sprinting as sometimes, even the best of players sometimes miss that way.
Once you get in the position, slow down and if possible, make your player stop for a moment.
After this, set up a good angle and shoot the ball. Of course, this seems a lengthy process while reading, but you need to do all these things instantaneously to score a goal.
If you are used to long-range shooting, then sprinting sometimes can be a plus for you but obviously, you need to be careful as with a continuous sprint, you might end up colliding with a defender or your shot can be blocked.
Usually, if your player is balanced enough, the chances to score goal are increased manifolds.
The Accurate Finesse Shot
Those of you, who just started playing the game, know that finesse shots are far more accurate than normal shots, but one must know everything about their players; like, which foot they use to take a shot.
Since these shots suffer from reduced power, the best situation to use them is when your player is standing near the edge of the box.
In order to execute these shots, you need to press the RB/R1 and then press the B/Circle button. Refer above to know what finesse shots are all about, but for a general overview, these shots should be used if you’re trying to score a goal with an increased pace than the regular shots.
The Deadly Curler
Apart from accurate shots, one can also use finesse to curl the ball in from around the corner. Curlers used to be famous back in FIFA 2012. Although it might not be that effective in the latest iteration, but it’s still present.
In order to execute it, players with extra agility are recommended like Messi and Ronaldo.
From the wing outside the box, you can cut inside a couple of defenders, and once you are running horizontally along the box area, press the Finesse shoot button and hold the shoot button for as long as half the power meter is filled, if your position is good enough, the shoot will hit the target and the least you will get is a corner.
The Cheeky Chip Shot
These shots are executed by pressing the LB/L1 button and then pressing B/Circle button. Chip Shot is ideal in scenarios where the goalkeeper tries to lunge forward.
As soon as you see the goalkeeper advancing forward, go with the chip shot, and you’ll most certainly score a goal.
The first strategy is particularly useful for short-range scores. However, when going for long-ranged chip shots, make sure to adjust your power quite higher to beat the goalkeeper and score a goal.
Chip Shots are actually the hardest to master. You need perfect timing and power to score the goal as when a goalkeeper is rushing madly towards you, it kind of gets hard to estimate the right power one should put behind the shot.
Furthermore, some players have a habit to stop the keeper’s charge in between so that the opponent will execute an immature chip shot.
Just remember, Chip shots aren’t mandatory so if you aren’t comfortable enough with them, you can also try to beat the charging keeper first and then put the ball into the net. However, in both the case, you are going to need a lot of practice.
Against Best Goal Keepers
Like every FIFA game, some Goal Keepers can be a tough nut to crack. Prominent names include Manuel Neuer and G.G Buffon. Long range shots against them are hardly fruitful so it’s always better to go with a buildup play and use finesse shots against them.
In FIFA 15, keepers are more aggressive to take the ball so you will need to have more control over the ball if you want to execute a shoot on target.