One FIFA pro player has already found a formation that they predict will dominate the competitive meta in FIFA 23.

This year’s FIFA completely changes the mechanics of FIFA 23 with the new HyperMotion 2 technology. This technology brings more realism to the overall movements of the players and also changes various aspects of the gameplay.

Many have noticed and started changing their strategies for the year. There is already a formation that one pro player believes will take over the meta. Here is everything we know!

Best Meta Formation for FIFA 23

CareyFIFA, a FIFA pro player, has revealed that the 5-1-2-2 formation is the current meta in FIFA 23.

This formation features a strong foundation of five defenders that can easily play up the field and dominate your opponents in possession.

If you’re looking to be more aggressive and don’t mind leaving your defense a bit open, you may want to opt to use the 4-2-2 (2) Holding formation.

5-1-2-2 Formation Custom Tactics & Instructions

  • Defense
    • Defensive Style: Balanced
    • Width: 47
    • Depth: 63
  • Offense:
    • Build Up Play: Long Ball
    • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
    • Width: 53
    • Players in Box: 6
    • Corners: 1
    • Free Kicks: 1
GK• Default
RWB/LWB• Join the Attack
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Overlap
• Stick to Position (Default)
CB• Default
• Balance Defence (Default)
• Stay Back While Attacking
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Cover Center
• Stick to Position (Default)
Left CM• Balanced Attack (Default)
• Get Into the Box for Cross
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Stick to Position (Default)
• Cover Wing (Default)
Right CM• Default
Right ST• Default
Left ST• Balanced Width (Default)
• Mixed Attack (Default)
• Normal Interceptions (Default)
• Stay Forward

Despite this position having two CMs and two STs, each side will have slightly different instructions. This is to ensure that you always have an attacking option without leaving any holes in your midfield.

If you’re using this formation in FUT 23, then you’ll also want to use the right Chemistry Styles to really give your players an edge over your opponent.

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