41212(2)

2 of 3 stars

Attack

2 of 3 stars

Defence

1 of 3 stars

Counter

41212(2)
SUMMARY
Name 41212(2)
Base Formation 41212
Popularity High
Avaibility FUT
FIFA Editions FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22
Features 4xx
Balanced
Narrow
Possession
Slow Build-Up
DESCRIPTION

Variation of 4-1-2-1-2 that lets players control the midfield. It is even more narrow than the original, giving them a much tighter diamond.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

Suitable for those who like to play through the middle.
Suitable for those who like quick feet and passing style.
Too narrow.
Needs good fullbacks since the wings get very exposed.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

Balanced, slow, possession play suits this formation best.

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

Similar to the 41212 formation, it just has all the right ingredients: 2 strikers, 1 CDM, 2 CM, and a CAM. The major difference between the two is the CMs who push out wide to occupy LM and RM roles. The 4 central midfielders pack the middle of the pitch, making it easier to retain possession in this area, particularly in the opponent’s half. It will be more difficult to attack through the middle against teams using this formation, but easier to exploit the open space on each wing.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION

This formation goes attacks you straight up the middle. Your midfielders tend to wear out faster playing their type of ball game. A good adjustment that will help your gameplay is clogged the middle. Stretch their team so they come chasing you for the ball.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
3421, 352, 4411, 532.

41212(2)
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
RB Medium Medium Pac Def
CB R Low High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
LB Medium Medium Pac Def
CDM Medium High Pas Def
CMR High Medium Pas Dri
CAM High Medium Pas Dri
CML High Medium Pas Dri
ST R High Medium Sho Pac
ST L Medium Low Sho Pac
Key Player
CDM | The CDM is crucial to provide cover and someone with high stamina and pace is vital to add a bit more cover for when you don’t have the ball. The CAM is the opposite, they must be central to all attacking moves so the emphasis on them being a strong player in your team is again, vital.