Hi - I have tried numerous formations to try and beat the 4-2-3-1 formation. I have a few games coming up soon against teams likely to play this. I have tried 4-5-1 with forward arrows on wingers with a couple of victories and a couple of narrow defeats. Have also tried 4-3-3 wingers & 4-5-1 ...
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Defending in the 4-2-3-1 Formation: With fast forwards up front, the team may decide to press deep in the opposition’s half in an attempt to win the ball back further up the pitch. By swarming quickly they can force the opponent’s defence into mistakes which they can then capitalise on.
A third option that a team could develop the attack with the 4-2-3-1 formation is with the direct contribution of one of the full-backs. Some teams try to keep a compact shape when defending, and it is tough for the midfielders to exploit the space. For that reason, a full-back could step inner in the field and become an extra player.
To counter 4-3-2-1, use 4-2-3-1. To counter 4-4-1-1, use 4-3-3 wingers. To counter 4-3-1-2, use 3-4-3 or 5-3-2. To counter 3-4-1-2, use 4-5-1. To counter 3-4-2-1, use 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1. To counter 5-3-2 defensive, use 3-4-3. To counter 4-2-4, use 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 or 4-5-1. To counter 4-2-2-2, use 3-5-2.
By leveraging the 4-1-3-2 soccer formation. The 4-1-3-2 formation is an attacking-oriented variation of a 4-4-2 that allows high pressure and attacking in the final third. However, the 4-1-3-2 also has drawbacks, like its vulnerability to quick counters and attacks in the flank.
Strengths of the 4-2-3-1 There is a reason why so many soccer coaches have started to use this formation. The advantages below are just a couple of the main reasons why they love the 4-2-3-1 so much. Covers the Entire Pitch When played correctly, which isn’t a given with any team, the 4-2-3-1 can be frustrating to face because there is ...
In terms of the 4-2-3-1 formation roles and duties, I chose inside forwards because they operate in the half space. They do make themselves available for the midfielders (especially the one with the support duty) to find. In addition, they do help in dominating the midfield.
I play 4-3-2-1/4-1-2-1-2 (2) and recently trying out 4-2-3-1. I dont really touch custom tactics so that may be the problem. Yep. You need to set tactics. To counter have a couple of your players stay forward at all times. The fastest two. Get your LB and RB to join in the attack.
Atletico’s exuberant manager Diego Simeone has always garnered attention and praise for his pragmatic approach in sticking by the traditional 4-4-2/4-4-1-1. Now with the rise in the 3-1-4-2, Atletico can play the exact same way, just with fullbacks playing like wide midfielders and an extra centre-half.