FIFA 23 FUT: Best Formations & Tactics

Just like its previous titles, FIFA 23 offers you to customize your Ultimate Team Formation just the way you want. Picking the best formation in FIFA 23 FUT is a really tough decision to make that will decide the outcome of your Ultimate Team games so you can’t afford to make mistakes.

This guide however will help you in picking the best FUT formations and tactics in FIFA23 and how you should set them up.

The formation of your team in FIFA 23 depends on the playstyle you prefer. We have listed a few of the Meta FUT formations that you can use while figuring out your play style.

Apart from that, we will also talk about Custom Tactics for these formations which you can imply accordingly in your games.

Best FIFA 23 custom tactics for 4-1-2-1-2

This narrow formation in FIFA 23 FUT offers high flexibility between your team players at both ends of the pitch alongside giving your multiple attacking positions and also making it hard for your opponents to gain proper spacing.

The only downside of this is that if you are to commit a pure offense, you will have to commit more players upfront leaving multiple holes in your defense.

Defense tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 50

Offense tactics

  • Build up Play: Balanced
  • Chance Creation: Forward Runs
  • Width: 40
  • Players In Box: 70
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 2 bars

Player Instructions

  • LB and RB: Stay Back while attacking and play to intercept
  • CDM: stay back while attacking and cover center
  • CM: Get Forward and get into the box for crosses
  • CAM: Forward Play
  • ST: Stay Forward and flank

Best FIFA 23 custom tactics for 4-2-3-1

This formation is ideal for a balanced playstyle offering offensive position from either the left or right side of the pitch while covering the center for passing and defending against opponents

The only downside is that this formation is heavily focused in the middle making it a bit vulnerable from the sides.

Defense tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 35
  • Depth: 55

Offense tactics

  • Build Up Play: Direct Passing
  • Width: 40
  • Players in Box: 70
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 2 bars

Player Instructions

  • LB and RB: Stay back while attacking
  • CDM: Both cover the center, while one stays back while attacking and balanced on the other
  • CAM: Stay forward and get into the box for crosses
  • ST: Stay Forward and Flank

Best FIFA 23 custom tactics for 4-4-2

This formation comes with a balanced playstyle of both attacking and defending from all sides and will be your go-to formation if you are new to FIFA 23.

This formation has particularly no weaknesses, you just have to time your offense right if you are to score any goals.

Defense tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 50

Offense tactics

  • Build Up Play: Balanced
  • Chance Creation: Balanced
  • Width: 50
  • Players In Box: 50
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 2 bars

Player Instructions

  • LB and RB: Stay back while attacking
  • LM and RM: Cut Inside, Get in Behind
  • CM: Both Cover Center, while one stays back while attacking, one on balanced
  • ST: Stay Forward and Flank

Best FIFA 23 custom tactics for 5-1-2-2

5-1-2-2 is a brand new formation added to FIFA 23. This formation features 2 Strikers upfront with 3 midfielders behind them. The defense consists of 2 fullbacks and 3 center backs. This formation is suitable for those players who like to build up from the center instead of doing wide plays.

Defensive tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 55

Offensive Tactics

  • Build Up Play: Fast Build Up
  • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
  • Width: 35
  • Players in Box: 60
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 2 bars

Player Instructions

  • CB: ALL 3 Stay back while attacking.
  • LWB and RWB: Overlap and Join Attack
  • CDM: Cover Center, Stay Back While Attacking
  • CM: Both Balanced
  • ST: Balanced

Best FIFA 23 custom tactics for 4-3-2-1

4-3-2-1 is one of those formations that has always been meta and it is still true in FIFA 23. The formation consists of 5 midfield players and is capable of dominating possession with the right players in the team.

The 2 Attacking midfielders provide support to the lone striker in attack while the defensive has a solid covering of 3 CMs above them.

Defensive tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 50

Offensive Tactics

  • Build Up Play: Long Ball
  • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
  • Width: 35
  • Players in Box: 50
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 2 bars

Player Instructions

  • LB: Stay back while attacking
  • RB: Stay back while attacking
  • CM: Cover Center, Stay Back While Attacking
  • LCM : Cover center and balanced
  • RCM: Cover center and balanced.
  • CAM/CF:Stay Central and Get in Behind
  • ST:Stay Forward, Get in Behind

Best FIFA 23 custom tactics for 4-2-2-2

4-2-2-2 is also a really good formation in FIFA 23 FUT as it provides ample attacking and defense options. It is somewhat similar to 4-4-2 but instead of having 2 wide attacking players, it is more focused on central attacking midfielders.

Defensive tactics

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 40
  • Depth: 50

Offensive Tactics

  • Build Up Play: Fast Build Up
  • Chance Creation: Forward Runs
  • Width: 40
  • Players in Box: 50
  • Corners and Free Kicks: 2 bars

Player Instructions

  • LB: Stay back while attacking
  • RB: Stay back while attacking
  • CDMs: Cover Center, Stay Back While Attacking
  • CAMs: Stay Forward and Get into the box for cross
  • ST: Stay Forward, Get in Behind

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