A former FIFA World Champion has revealed the best tactics for the 4-4-2 formation which he feels has now become a part of the FIFA 23 meta.

This formation has been popular across previous FIFA titles and is known for being one of the most balanced setups in both attack and defense.

And now it seems that it is also a great formation to use in FIFA 23!

Here are the best custom tactics and instructions for the 4-4-2!

4-4-2 in FIFA 23

Best 4-4-2 Custom Tactics in FIFA 23

Ovidiu “Ovvy” Patrascu believes that the 4-4-2 is now one of the top 5 formations in FIFA 23, describing it as a “universally good formation”.

Ovvy is a former FIFA World Champion and he consistently reaches Rank 1 in FUT Champions!

Here are all the tactics he recommends!

4-4-2 Custom Tactics

  • Defense
    • Defensive Style: Balanced
    • Width: 50
    • Depth: 60
  • Offence
    • Build Up Play: Balanced
    • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
    • Width: 50
    • Players in Box: 6
    • Corners: 1
    • Free Kicks: 1
4-4-2 Tactics FIFA 23

4-4-2 Instructions

GK• Default
RB/LB• Stay Back While Attacking
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Stick To Position (Default)
• Mixed Attack (Default)
CB• Default
RM/LM• Come Back On Defence
• Balanced Width (Default)
• Balanced Support (Default)
• Get Into The Box For Crosses
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
RCM/LCM• Stay Back While Attacking
• Balanced Crossing Runs (Default)
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Stick To Position (Default)
• Cover Center
RST/LST• Balanced Width (Default)
• Get In Behind
• Basic Defense Support (Default)
• Normal Interceptions (Default)

The 4-4-2 is a strong formation and, with these tactics, you can climb the divisions or reach a high rank in FUT Champions!

If you are looking for some other formations to use in FIFA 23, check out our guides on these meta formations!

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