The 4-4-2 (2) has been labeled as the new meta formation according to a pro FIFA 23 player. Here are the best tactics and instructions for this setup.

If you play FUT Champs or want to climb the Division Rivals ranks, you will want to win as many games as possible. While having a good squad of players is important, choosing the right formation is equally influential.

The 4-4-2 (2) is one of the best in the game, offering you the perfect balance of defense and attack. Allowing you to score lots of goals while keeping them out of your own net!

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Best Meta 4-4-2 (2) Custom Tactics for FIFA 23 Rivals and FUT Champs

Tom Leese, a FIFA 23 pro player, has revealed the defensive version of the 4-4-2 is one of the meta formations in FIFA 23.

Through balls are currently one of the best ways of setting up goals and with two strikers at the forefront of your attack, there will be plenty of space in behind.

Custom Tactics & Instructions

  • Defense
    • Defensive Style: Balanced
    • Width: 35
    • Depth: 58
  • Offense:
    • Build Up Play: Balanced
    • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
    • Width: 58
    • Players in Box: 4
    • Corners: 2
    • Free Kicks: 2
4-4-2 (2) FIFA 23 Custom Tactics
GK• Default
LB/RB• Stay Back While Attacking
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Overlap
• Stick To Position (Default)
CBs• Default
CDMs• Cut Passing Lanes
• Stay Back While Attacking
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Cover Center
• Stick To Position (Default)
LM/RM• Come Back On Defence
• Balanced Width (Default)
• Get In Behind
• Balanced Crossing Runs (Default)
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
ST• Stay Central
• Mixed Attack (Default)
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Basic Defence Support (Default)

With these tactics, you will be able to stretch the pitch to your advantage. This will leave a ton of space and with direct passing selected, there will be no issues in finding passes.

We recommend using quick and agile players, particularly in the attacking positions as Lengthy is no longer the FIFA 23 meta!

Following these tactics will up your FIFA 23 game! However, if you want to be more attacking, why not try out these tactics for the regular 4-4-2 formation?

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