Tackling on FIFA is all about timing and not over doing it. Yes, it’s nice to be able to stick a foot in or try “leave one” on the attacker who keeps skinning you but if you dive in regularly a half decent player will be able to pick you off at ease.Here we will sharing our top tacking tips for your to play the coming FIFA 15.
Never tackle from behind
Unless you want to run the risk of seeing red then refrain from tackling from behind your opponent. This is the tackle that most likely will see you getting a player sent from the field of play. Rarely will your player be sent-off if you slide in from the front or the side of the player you are attempting to tackle. The number of players who have been sent off against me by sliding in when my attacker is receiving the ball on the halfway with his back to goal is ridiculous. Improvements to the impact engine from FIFA 14 has taken away some of the silly red cards but just dont slide tackle from behind.
Patience is key
When you’re weighing up a tackle you need to choose the correct moment. This will become more second nature the more you play the game. Running alongside a player is a good time to try win the ball, make sure you are level with the player or ideally just in front of him before attempting the tackle. When an attacker is running with the ball tackling from the front is the best way to win the ball without risking a caution or worse, a red. A great way to be patient is to jockey your opponent and then quickly let go of the corresponding button and then quickly launch into the tackle. Your opponent won’t be expecting this.
Don’t commit when 1v1 or 1v2
If you are in a 1v1 or worse, a 2v1 situtaion against you then the worst thing you can do is dive into a tackle. The best thing to do is jockey, close off the angle to the goal and try force the player to slow down or into a wide area so your team mates can get back to help you out. If you try a tackle here and miss your opponent is highly likely to take advantage and score.
Use strong tacklers as much as possible
There is little point launching into tackles with players with low tackling statistics. We’ll use our current FUT team as an example. We know the stronger tacklers in the team are Yaya Toure and Ashley Cole, among a few others. The midfield flair players such as Mata have low tackling and strength stats so we rarely ever tackle with these types of players. Even if you do win the ball, more than likely the tackle won’t have enough force and the opposition will still pick up the ball.
Reward vs Risk
This is a question you need to ask yourself regularly. More often than not, the risk of sliding in and possibly missing the tackle is heavily outweighed by the fact that there is a fairly big chance you won’t be rewarded with possession of the ball. The reason we are more cautious of flying into tackles, especially on FUT or when playing pro clubs is because the VP players are quicker and obviously controlled by humans which means they are likely to be closer to each other so even if you do win the ball cleanly there is a high chance one of their other VP human controlled players will pick up the loose ball.Hope this tips can do help to you!