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.
|Pos||Att WR||Def WR||Important Attributes|
|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.|
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.