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Here I am going to provide you guys the “Top Eleven counter Formation with Tactics”. Following Red hilighted text is opponent formation and the green hilighted text is the formation that you should use to beat opponent.

Opponent Formation

Counter Formation

How to Beat
4-4-2 Classic Formation
ST-ST
ML-MC-MC-MR
DL-DC-DC-DR

4-4-2 is one of the balance and common formation in Football, which is strong in midfield and width as well. But its midfield is not as much strong as its width. So, 4-1-2-1-2 Narrow Diamond can counter this formation.

Manager

4-1-2-1-2 Narrow Diamond

ST-ST
AMC
MC-MC
DMC
DL-DC-DC-DR

Team Mentality: Attacking

Focus Pass: Through the Middle

Passing Style: Short pass

Force Counter-Attacks: OFF

Marking Style: Zonal

Play Offside Trap: OFF

How to Beat
4-1-2-1-2 Narrow Diamond
ST-ST
AMC
MC-MC
DMC
DL-DC-DC-DR

4-1-2-1-2 Narrow Diamond is an attacking formation through the middle, so its both flanks are weaker therefore we can attack this formation through both flanks. So, 3-1-2-2-2 can counter this formation.

Manager

3-1-2-2-2

ST-ST
AML-AMR
MC-MC
DMC
DC-DC-DC

Team Mentality: Attacking

Focus Pass: Through both flanks

Passing Style: Mixed passes

Force Counter-Attacks: No

Pressing Style: High press

Play Offside Trap: OFF

Tackling: Normal

Marking Style: Zonal

***Forward attacking arrow to AML and AMR***

How to Beat
4-1-2-2-1 V-Style
ST
AML-AMR
MC-MC
DMC
DL-DC-DC-DR

4-2-2-2 Hexagon

ST-ST
AML-AMR
MC-MC
DL-DC-DC-DR

Team Mentality: Normal

Focus Pass: Down Both Flanks

Passing Style: Mixed

Force Counter-Attacks: ON

Pressing Style: LOW

Tackling Style: Normal

Marking Style: Zonal

Play Offside Trap: OFF

***Forward Arrow to (DL,DR,AML,AMR)***

How to Beat
4-2-3-1
ST
AML-AMC-AMR
MC-MC
DL-DC-DC-DR

6-4-1

ST
ML- MC-MC-MR
DL-DC-DC-DC-DR


***Defensive arrow to 3DC, ML and MR***

Team Mentality: Defensive Mentality

Focus Pass: Through both flanks

Passing Style: Long

Force Counter-Attacks: ON

Pressing Style: Low press

Play Offside Trap: OFF

Marking Style: Zonal

Tackling Style: Easy

How to Beat
4-1-4-1
ST
ML-MC-MC-MR
DMC
DL-DC-DC-DR

4-3-2-1

ST
AML-AMR
MC-MC-MC
DL-DC-DC-DR

Team Mentality: Attacking

Focus Pass: Down Both Flanks

Passing Style: Long

Force Counter-Attacks: ON

Pressing Style: High

Tackling Style: Hard

Marking Style: Man-On-Man

Play Offside Trap: OFF

***Forward Arrow to (AML,AMR)***

How to Beat
4-3-1-2
ST-ST
AMC
MC-MC-MC
DL-DC-DC-DR

3-1-3-2-1

ST
AML-AMR
MC-MC-MC
DMC
DC-DC-DC

Team Mentality: Hard Attacking

Focus Pass: Through the Middle

Passing Style: Long

Force Counter-Attacks: Yes

Pressing Style: Low press

Play Offside Trap: OFF

Marking Style: Zonal

How to Beat
4-3-3
ST-ST-ST
MC-MC-MC
DL-DC-DC-DR

3-1-4-2

ST-ST
ML-MC-MC-MR
DMC
DC-DC-DC

Team Mentality: Defensive

Focus Pass: Mixed

Passing Style: Long

Force Counter-Attacks: Yes

Pressing Style: High

Tackling Style: Normal

Marking Style: Man-On-Man

Play Offside Trap: ON

How to Beat
4-1-2-2-1
ST
AMC-AMC
MC-MC
DMC
DL-DC-DC-DR

3-2-3-2

ST-ST
AML-AMC-AMR
DMC-DMC
DL-DC-DR

Team Mentality: Hard Defending

Focus Pass: Mixed

Passing Style: Long

Force Counter-Attacks: Yes

Pressing Style: Low press

Play Offside Trap: ON

Tackling Style: Normal

Marking Style: Zonal

***Defensive Arrow to Both DMC***