In the past, 4-4-2 was a staple of English clubs, while other teams enjoyed success using 3-5-2, before 4-2-3-1 was popularised by the likes of Barcelona and Spain But which one is best for FIFA 23 Coins?
For you to help you win at how to play the new version, GOAL takes a look at the top formations for FIFA 23. The 4-2-3-1 formation is among the most popular formations in FIFA. It has been used in every version of the game it has been used by pros as their first choice because of the offensive and defensive strengths it offers.
The formation is played with three CAMS, however the LAM/RAM operate as LM/RMs. As such, they play quite similar to a 4-4-1-1 with the option to play narrow or wide.
Defensively, the 4-2-3-1 is a very compact. You'll have two holding CDMs which can provide defensive stability, and the formation is easily adaptable by using either 'balanced' or "get forward instructions on the CDM you can either make the player more attacking or more reserved.
The formation allows teams to play in a 4-5-1 defense, where the CAM is placed slightly higher in comparison to other formations like the 4-4-2. This is the reason it is the preferred formation for many players for closing out games and still maintain an attack threat.
The 4-4-2 is probably the most balanced formation of FIFA 23. This tactic employs two strikers. It's slightly more aggressive than 4-2-3-1, at the cost due to the absence of an effective CAM.
The players who are brand new to buy FIFA 23 Coins have a tendency to be unable to master the 4-4-2 system due to the absence of a CAM. However you can always use a CM to provide extra help to the attacking.