FIFA 20 Custom Tactics Guide: Attack And Defence Formations

FIFA 20 custom tactics

Custom Tactics are an important thing FIFA as always. Custom Tactics can change the outcome of the game. Custom Tactics are a way your team performs and plays in the game. Tactics affect the whole team and not a single individual. These tactics provide you with more advanced controls over your team. These FIFA 20 custom tactics can be changed both in and out of the game. You can change tactics whether you want your team to play defensive or offensive. This guide will include all the details and tips on custom tactics.

Custom Tactics In FIFA 20

In FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, you can also access the custom tactics from the Squad Actions menu > Custom Tactics. Custom Tactics are divided into two groups:

Defence

Defensive Style

Balanced – Using this balanced style your team will press the ball towards the middle of the pitch and your team’s shape will be neutral.

Pressure on Heavy Touch – This style will let your team preserve their shape until the opportunity to pressure appears.

Pressure After Possession Loss – Using this style, after your team loses possession of the ball, your teammates will press the ball for approximately 7 seconds. This will affect player fatigue level.

Constant Pressure – This tactic style will put high pressure over opposing players on the field. This is a risky tactic as constant pressure will tire your players and opportunities for enemies might rise.

Drop Back – A tactic style that preserves your team shape and will offer your opponents more possession. One of the passive tactics in the game.

Width

The width of your team which affects how much the team will shift to the ball side. The narrower width will keep your team to cover the central position while the wider width will cover the wings.

1 to 3 / 10 [Narrow] – This will set your defensive team shape to be narrow and to cover central position to make it harder for your opponent to play through the middle of your team. Your team will defend compactly, your players will pinch in on the far side to cover teammates and allow for ball side pressure.

4 to 7 / 10 [Balanced] – This will keep your defensive team shape to be balanced. Your team will not try to defend particularly narrow or wide.

8 to 10 / 10 [Wide] – This adjustment will keep your defensive team shape to be wide to cover the wings, but your team could leave holes in central positions. The team will not pinch as much. Players on the far side will mark opponents tightly, sacrificing cover in favor of making it difficult for the opposition to pull them out of shape.

Depth

The depth of your team which defines how deep or high your team should go to put pressure on your opponent. The deeper depth will give less space behind back line while the higher one will put more pressure on possession teams.

1 to 3 / 10 [Deep] – This will keep your defensive team shape to be deep to give less space behind your back line for long balls and fast strikers to make runs in behind your team. Playing deep will open more spaces for long shots or more possession for the opposition team. The team will drop back and allow the opposition team in their own half in exchange for getting numbers behind the ball.

4 to 7 / 10 [Balanced] – This setting will help your defensive team shape to be balanced to keep your team in the middle of the pitch to try to win the midfield battle.

8 to 10 / 10 [High] – This will adjust your defensive team shape to be high to help put pressure on possession teams. You may get vulnerable on the backline because of this tactic though.

FIFA 20 custom tactics

Offense

Defensive Style

Balanced – This tactic is used for a balanced team that maintains its formation. Players will support and make runs when they think it’s the right time to do so.

Long Ball – Your team will make runs for long balls into space behind the opposing back line, or up to a target man. Strikers who are fast with a good attacking positioning attribute are the best at this tactic.

Fast Build Up – Fast Build Up tactic pushes players forward for a faster build-up, but if you lose possession of the ball you could find yourself open to a counter-attack.

Possession – Players will support more, rather than going on forward runs. The team is patient building play, often passing the ball around in defence with players regularly passing backwards.

Width

The width of your team which affects how much the team will shift to the ball side. The narrower width will keep your team to cover the central position while the wider width will cover the wings.

1 to 3 / 10 [Narrow] – This will adjust your offensive team shape to be narrow to have more players in the middle of the pitch for short passing options.

4 to 7 / 10 [Balanced] – Adjust your offensive team shape to be balanced for generic positioning to give you more varied attacking options.

8 to 10 / 10 [Wide] – Adjust your offensive team shape to push your wide players towards the sidelines. You will have more passing options wide, but less in the middle of the pitch.

Players in Box

This will help you to determine how many players make run into your opponent’s box when crossing the ball there.

1 to 3 / 10 [Low] – When in the crossing zone adjust your team to have fewer players in the box for a more patient attacking style. Your players will stay outside the box and rarely make forwards runs for crossing situations.

4 to 7 / 10 [Balanced] – When in the crossing zone, you will have some players making runs into penalty area if it’s the right time to make the run.

8 to 10 / 10 [High] – When in the crossing zone ask your players to make lots of runs into the box. This could be effective to get numbers in the box, but it could leave you vulnerable for a counter-attack.

Corners

The number of players in opposition’s penalty is during corner kicks.

1 to 3 / 5 [Low] – Have a low amount of players in the opposition’s penalty area during corners for a more defensive approach.

4 / 5 [Normal] – Have a normal amount of players in the opposition’s penalty area during corners.

5 / 5 [High] – Have a high amount of players in the opposition’s penalty area during corners for a more offensive approach.

Free Kicks

The number of players in opposition’s penalty is during free kicks.

1 to 3 / 5 [Low] – Have a low amount of players in the opposition’s penalty area during free kicks for a more defensive approach.

4 / 5 [Normal] – Have a normal amount of players in the opposition’s penalty area during free kicks.

5 / 5 [High] – Have a high amount of players in the opposition’s penalty area during free kicks for a more offensive approach.

This marks the end of our FIFA 20 custom tactics guide. If you are interested in learning more then be sure to check out our guide on penalties and free kicks. Furthermore, you can learn about celebrations. If you are interested in taking things to the streets then be sure to check out our FIFA 20 Volta tips guide.