The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

 

Which one is the best FIFA 19 formation to play? Do you want to know which formation is the best one for your team? If so, you need to read this guide that shows you how to pick the best FIFA 19 formation to you. Even if you already know which formation to use, be sure to read this article. You will find that there are many options and there is always room for improvement.

 

If you want to know every single FIFA 19 formation in depth, click here

 
 

How to Pick the Best FIFA 19 Formation

What you should keep in mind before picking the best FIFA 19 formation

Before you even start to sign players, you should start by setting the best FIFA 19 formation that you will implement in your squad. If you leave the decision for later, you will not equip your squad with players who you really need and you will be penalised in the individual and squad chemistry. You can solve the problem by buying new players and, in certain cases, positioning cards but the investment will be very high.

It is also important to notice that there is no better formation than another. All of them have strong and weak points. You should decide which one is better for you.

 

The most common question is: How do I decide the formation that I will use?
There is no exact answer, but you should consider a few factors:

✔️ PLAY STYLE
What is your Play Style?
Do you often attack by the wings? Do you enjoy possession? Do you have a patient style? Do you often play in counter-attack?

✔️ PREFERENCES
With which formation do you are most familiar and which ones you like most?
There is any formation that let’s you more comfortable? Did you have better results with any formation?

✔️ PLAYERS
Into which formations the players that you think are essential fit?
The attributes and skills of your essential players can be better used in some of the formations?

✔️ OBJECTIVES
What are the formations best suited to the goals you set for your FUT 19 clubs?
Do you want to try to win all the matches even taking risks or do you will be happy even not winning all the matches?

 


 
 
 

The Best FIFA 19 Formation

The most used and the best FIFA 19 formations for defending, attacking, possession, crossing and counter styles

If you want to know which one is the best FIFA 19 formation to you, you should analyse carefully every single formation here. However, if you are too lazy to do that, take a look to the top formation we have gathered for you.

 
 

Top 5 Most Used FIFA 19 Formations

The most used and the most popular formations are almost the same. This doesn’t mean that they are the best ones. However, if you don’t know from where to start, these ones are good suggestions:

1 41212 (2)
Variation of the 4-1-2-1-2 that let players control the midfield. It is even more narrow than the original, giving them a much tighter diamond.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

2 4231
Formation much appreciated. Allows multiple offensive options but with the security of two CDM in defence.

3 4321
Similar to 4-3-1-2 but with two CF’s and only one ST or similar to 4-3-3 but the left and right forwards are tucked inside rather than to the wings.

4 433
One of most famous FIFA 19 formations. Earned greater notoriety for having been adapted by Guardiola.

5 41212
This popular formation in diamond shape has the CAM as key element.

 
 
 

Top 5 Most Attacking FIFA 19 Formations

Please note that the most used attacking formation doesn’t mean it is the best attacking formation. If you are looking for a formation setup for an attacking style, please take a look to this TOP 5:

1 3412
One of the less popular FIFA 19 formations. This formation is a variation of 3-5-2 where the wing players are more withdrawn in favour of one of the central midfielders being pushed further upfield into the playmaker position, the “number 10”.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

2 3421
Similar to the 3-4-1-2 formation, with a change to the forward players. Even less popular than the previous one.

3 343
Similar to 3-4-2-1, with the change of forwards to wingers.

4 3142
Similar to 3-5-2, where a defender (preferably a sweeper) helps midfielders on attack and defence.

5 433 (4)
Similar to 4-3-3, that turns one of the midfielders into an attacking midfielder to support the front three.

 
 
 

Top 5 Most Defensive FIFA 19 Formations

Please, note that the most popular defensive formation doesn’t mean it is the best defensive formation. If you are looking for a formation good for a defensive style, please take a look to this TOP 5:

1 5221
One of less popular FIFA 19 formations for Ultimate Team. Similar to 5-2-1-2 but with 1 up top supported by a left and right forward either side.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

5 541
One of the most solid of the 5 at the back formations in terms of defensive set-up and overall structure.

2 5212
Formation used by fewer FIFA FUT 19 players. Similar to 5-2-2-1 but with two ST with a more creative CAM option.

3 532
The most solid and balanced formation of 5 defenders. Although seemingly defensive formation can become a very offensive.

4 433 (3)
This defensive-minded 4-3-3 variation offers two holding defensive midfielders and one centre midfielder in the midfield.

 
 
 

Top 5 Best FIFA 19 Formations for a Counter Attack Style

There are formations more suitable to be used in a counter attack style. If you identify yourself with this playing style, please take a look at the TOP 5 formations for you:

1 5212
Formation used by fewer FIFA FUT 19 players. Similar to 5-2-2-1 but with two ST with a more creative CAM option.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

2 5221
Similar to 5-2-1-2 but with 1 up top supported by a left and right forward either side.

3 424
It attempts to combine a strong attack with a strong defence.

4 433 (2)
The first of 4-3-3 variations offers a holding defensive midfielder anchor in the midfield.

5 442 (2)
A more defensive variation of the classic 4-4-2 with two defensive midfielders in place of the usual centre midfielders.

 
 
 

Top 5 Best FIFA 19 Formations for Possession

FIFA isn’t played the same way by everyone. If you prefer a passing and possession style, keeping the ball with you and building up your game patiently, you should look to the following TOP 5 formations:

1 451
Formation that puts 5 players in midfield, two of them supporting the striker. For many years, it was the favourite formation of many European teams.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

2 451 (2)
The 4-5-1 variation adds more midfield steel. The three center midfielders make it harder to break down on the counter and leaves less gaps for the attack.

3 41212 (2)
The 4-1-2-1-2 variation let players control the midfield. It is even more narrow than the original, giving them a much tighter diamond.

4 4411 (2)
A variation of 4-4-2 formation with one of the strikers playing in the front line and is supported by an attacking midfielder (CAM) behind him.

5 4411
Widely used in the world of football and in the Premier League in particular. Similar to 4-4-2 but one of ST backs for CF.

 
 
 

Top 5 Best FIFA 19 Formations for Crossing

FIFA isn’t played in the same way by everyone. If you prefer a crossing style, taking advantage of the wings, you should look to the following TOP 5 formations:

1 343
Similar to 3-4-2-1, with the change of forwards to wingers.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

2 442
The classic formation. Widely used in the world of football. Organised structure of defenders and midfielders moving as a lineup and down the pitch.

3 442 (2)
A more defensive variation of the classic 4-4-2 with two defensive midfielders in place of the usual centre midfielders.

4 433
One of most famous FIFA 19 formations. Earned greater notoriety for having been adapted by Guardiola.

5 3412
This formation is a variation of 3-5-2 where the wing players are more withdrawn in favour of one of the central midfielders being pushed further upfield into the playmaker position, the “number 10”.

 
 
 

Our Top 5 FIFA 19 Formations

You already have chosen your formation, right ? Maybe not. Most of the time, even if you have your very own playing style, the best formation is not the most attacking or defensive one but the most balanced one. Take a look to our personal selection of the best five formations to be used in this game:

1 532
The most solid and balanced formation of 5 defenders. Although seemingly defensive formation can become a very offensive.

The Best FIFA 19 Formation for FIFA Ultimate Team

2 41212 (2)
Variation of 4-1-2-1-2 that let players control the midfield. It is even more narrow than the original, giving them a much tighter diamond.

3 433
One of most famous FIFA 19 formations. Earned greater notoriety for having been adapted by Guardiola.

4 442
The classic formation. Widely used in the world of football.Organised structure of defenders and midfielders moving as a lineup and down the pitch.

5 352
One of the most solid formations. It has 3 central defenders (possibly with one acting as a sweeper). This system is heavily reliant on the wing-backs providing width for the team.

 
 

We shared with you the required know-how to choose the best formations. Now, it’s up to you.

 

Born in the late 70s, Rodrigo Lopes is a video game enthusiast. He started on the old ZX Spectrum 48k and has played every FIFA game to present day. He is an engineer, that also writes about FIFA games on another popular website. Rodrigo is an Ultimate Team expert, he loves football and is a huge Benfica fan. He has influenced thousands of FIFA gaming fans with his cutting edge insights and scientific level approach to writing about FIFA gaming modes. Join him on Google Plus.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Rodrigo,

    To get the chemistry high I’m starting with a formation 4-2-3-1 (Wide), but once the game starts I want to bring the wide mid closer, 4-2-3-1 (Narrow).

    Do I have to pause the game to change the formation? In that case I need to set up the player instructions and tactics again. (or) I start the game with wide formation as default, then change to other formation using D-Pad? but in that case, I would be losing one of the presets, right? I’m confused about this.

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