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433(2)
SUMMARY
Name 433(2)
Base Formation 433
Popularity Medium
Avaibility FUT
FIFA Editions FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22
Features 4xx
Countering
Fast Build-Up
Wide
DESCRIPTION

The 433 Hold is the first of 433 variations, offering a holding defensive midfielder anchor in the midfield.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

Good defensively since sometimes CDM plays like a CB.
Chance of fast attacks on the wings.
Only one ST may be insufficient.
Users who prefer shorter passing may struggle if players have poor work rates.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

Quick, sharp passing play suits this formation best with a focus on wide play to create chances.

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

Almost identical to a 433, this formation has a slightly more defensive emphasis. Instead of having three midfielders across the middle of the pitch in a horizontal line, the central player will drop into the CDM position and ‘pull the strings’ from a deeper role. This anchor player becomes a focal point in this formation and requires high defensive and passing stats. He will support both CB’s when your opponent has possession and look to create counter-attacks as soon as you will the ball back.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION

There are different ways of playing with this formation, as it is very balanced. It is based on possession. If you want to counter, you will need to be sharp and have a lot of patient waiting an opponent fail.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
3421, 352, 4141, 442.

433(2)
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
RB Medium High Pac Def
CB R Low High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
LB Medium High Pac Def
CM R High Medium Pas Pac
CDM Low Medium Pas Def
CM L High Medium Pas Pac
RW High Medium Pac Pas
LW High Medium Pac Pas
ST High Low Sho Phy
Key Player
CM | The two CM’s must be able to join attacks and influence the play as well as not leaving the CDM exposed.