The biggest draw for many players hoping to get their hands on EA Sports' upcoming football game, FIFA 23, will be FUT. While a player's ratings and statistics are significant, your squad's configuration and customized tactics are just as crucial for effective defense, swift counterattacks, and game victory. Check out the top FIFA 23 formations below if you want to prepare yourself for a successful year of Division Rivals results and strong Weekend League performances.
The core structure of FIFA Ultimate Team and how you set up your squad in FIFA 23 have largely remained the same for the past few years, and while we know we can't say for sure just yet, we're convinced that EA Sports won't change them. After all, as the phrase goes, why fix what isn't broken? Because the formations in FIFA 22 aren't changing, we can now discuss the best FIFA 23 formations.
Of course, we have no idea how much EA Sports will alter the fundamental gameplay in different games. So, until we have a chance to play the new FIFA game, it would be wise to treat the following information with caution.
Having said that, consider this as something to consider as we wait for that.
Best FIFA 23 formations predictions
Without further ado, here are the best FIFA 23 formations:
- 4-1-2-1-2 (2) – Narrow
- 4-3-3 (2) – One CDM
- 4-4-2 Holding
It's important to bear in mind that this list is based on FIFA 22's preset formations and player rankings, so it could change.
4-1-2-1-2 (2) – Narrow
The 4-1-2-1-2 (2) can be the finest FIFA 23 configuration for you if you have a lot of good midfield alternatives. To take use of this option, you'll need a strong short passing game because you won't have as much breadth. But with so many people in the centre, your opponent should be forced out wide and, hopefully, you'll only have to deal with wide balls into the box.
You should make sure your lone CDM maintains his or her position, including setting them to "remain back when assaulting," according to the specifics of the special tactics for this formation. Additionally, keeping your CAM in place is a good option since, with two forwards at your disposal, you should be able to pass around defenders and enter a couple one-on-one situations.
Pace was the most significant player stat in FIFA last year, and we doubt that will change any time soon. So, the 4-3-2-1 may just be your best option if you want to punish your opponent on the break. Why? To put it simply, this configuration allows you to use three forwards, or more particularly, three strikers.
Our advice is to use specific techniques to tell your LF and RF to stay center if you want to maximize the potential of the triple threat you have on the field. If you want to be sure you're covering your defense, you should also think about telling your center CM to "remain back while attacking."
The Dutch system, something, something Martin Tyler has previously discussed a 4-3-3 system, but just because he isn't on the commentary team any more doesn't mean you should disregard what he has to say. As everything should be, this formation is ideally balanced. Having a CDM in the midfield will also assist you cover your defense when your wingers advance.
Making sure that both your LB and RB are going to "remain back while attacking" is a wise move when using bespoke tactics. You can change this however you like as long as you make sure CDM drops back when defending. It could be wise to tell your wingers to "cut inside" when attacking if your striker is slow.
Since this lineup has been a fan favorite for a while, we fully anticipate seeing it frequently in FIFA 23's FUT mode. Why? Because you receive the benefits of having four attacking players as well as the defensive solidarity provided by two CDMs. The holding variety simply ensures that the two center players will put in a decent defensive shift when compared to a conventional 4-4-2, which isn't the worst option.
Regarding special tactics, we advise first and foremost that your full backs be told to "remain back while attacking." Furthermore, depending on whether you like passing play or crossing the ball into the box, you might instruct your wingers to "cut inside" or "remain wide" if you have the speed for it.
Do you truly want to push as many players forward as you can? You should use a 4-5-1, preferably the Attack version. When using this formation, your RM and LM are joined by two CAM and a striker in the attack. Even better, if you really wanted to, you could place an attack-oriented CM in the middle.
You should, of course, instruct your full backs to "remain back while attacking," but aside from that, you have some latitude. Just be aware that your LM and RM will tire out faster than in other formations, so if the match is very back-and-forth, make sure you have the squad depth to make up for it.
That covers everything you need to know about our predictions for the top FIFA 23 formations. Of course, we'll update this list with new information and anything else pertinent as soon as we get our hands on the game. We're only waiting for the FIFA 23 release date to be announced right now. But if you're wondering how a wipe a la Escape from Tarkov might influence FIFA's future, we've got you covered.