Whether you’re playing Career mode matches against the CPU or trying to reach the upper echelons of Division Rivals, the goal in FIFA 22 is learning how to win more matches. As part of our FIFA 22 guide, we’re going to help you to master the pitch, and become an unstoppable force both online and offline.
Of course, if you want to know how to win more matches then you’re going to need to know how to score more goals. The brutal reality is that even if your defence is impenetrable, you’re not going to win any matches if you can’t score a goal.
So for the next phase of our FIFA 22 guide, we’re going to share some attacking tips, which will hopefully help show you how to score more goals.
Keep Possession of the Ball
You can’t score a goal if you don’t have possession of the ball, so regardless of your tactics and approach, our first recommendation is to make sure you’re recycling the ball when you have no obvious advantage. The best way to score is to pull your opponent out of position, but if you’re up against a good player, there’s a high probability that they won’t bite. You need to keep moving and working the ball until an opportunity opens up. But it’s important to remember that as long as the ball is in your possession, your opponent can’t score. This keeps you on the front foot, and will inevitably lead to errors, which will be your best opportunity to strike.
Brush Up on Skills
While you don’t need to become a total dribble merchant, it can be a good idea to learn a few skill moves. Manoeuvres like the fake shot — performed by pushing the shoot button followed by the pass button — can help you to beat opponents and gain a yard or two of space. This can be particularly effective when you’re one-on-one against a rushing goalkeeper, as you can sit them down and shoot into an empty net. This increases your probability of scoring significantly, which is the outcome you obviously want.
Look at the Wings
Don’t be afraid to switch the play and work the ball out wide. Crossing is really effective in FIFA 22, and something you’ll want to take advantage of as opposed to just working the ball through the middle. If your formation allows it, make sure your wide players are getting into the box in crossing situations, so you have options at both the near post and far post to exploit.
Launch the Long Passes
The aerial game is much more potent this year, meaning that lofted through balls can be deadly in attack. Hold the L1 button and push triangle to lift the ball into space. You’re going to want to put a little extra bite on the pass so you put it into the area ahead of your striker to run onto, rather than play it to feet.
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