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4-3-3 Intense Domination Tactics for FM20

3 tactics to dominate all games. 3 simple intense tactics I've used to dominate games with Liverpool. 133 league games unbeaten.

By on Jun 30, 2020   61290 views   9 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - 4-3-3 Intense Domination Tactics for FM20
These tactics are what I have been using for 5 seasons as Liverpool.

1st season while I was configuring the formations and understanding the team, scouting and signing young players I lost just 1 league game and won all competitions. Since then I have gone over 133 league games without losing.

Career stats read:
Played - 270
Won - 229
Drawn - 34
Lost - 7
For - 673
Against - 145
Dif - 528
Win % - 84%

These tactics although simple require athletic full back and adaptable players, for example I signed Jude Bellingham in season one, and have retrained him to be the DLP (support) now he dictates the play. It does require training some of the players to play specific roles so do check the players stats and training for the specific position.

The majority of players with weak defensive abilities all get trained in Defensive Positioning, until these for the attacking players exceed 10 they continue to train.

My primary formation is the 4-3-3 Narrow however depending on the opposition I transition to 4-3-3 wide or 4-2-3-1 wide. Most commonly against the top sides I've use a variation of the formations during a game. I've been close to losing a couple of times but the players were able to get back into the game, my heaviest defeats was 3-1 against Man City in the Champions League Qtr finals, in the same season I only conceded 5 league goals.

There have been many games that I have seen my strikers work hard and turn over possession early creating more and more chances. likewise the short passing game seems to promote patience, I've several games where I'm pretty sure each player touched the ball at least twice in a sequence, even the GK before a sudden switch of play or change of tempo suddenly creates a goal scoring opportunity and often a simple finish.

Let me know what you think of them.

I'm trying to adapt them and get formations to work with lower league teams. Any changes that I find improve the chances for lower standards I will let you know.

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Discussion: 4-3-3 Intense Domination Tactics for FM20

9 comments have been posted so far.

  • YAMS's avatar
    @RDF Tactics.

    The vast majority of 'miracle' tactics are built for the very top teams. I'd argue any tactic creator with good knowledge of FM20 could build a winning tactic for these type of teams.

    The underdog tactics potentially have some mileage.... But I suspect, without going in to too much detail, that the mentality is dropped & some PI's/Ti's are reduced to more defensive.

    I'd argue to experience the full tactical depth of the game you need to micro manage and study the opposition in way more detail. You have to pick on your oppositions strengths and look at ways you can negate them whilst not compromising your own tactical familiarity. Plug and play simply doesn't do this. You would need 20 tactic slots.

    This is my general 'beef' with wonder tactics and even the admittedly successful Knap tactic theory. It sucks nearly all the enjoyment of the tactical engine out of the game.

    I've been thinking about writing some seriously deep guides in to my tactical thinking and how to read the opposition. If I do your undoubted excellent tactical input would be more than welcome.
  • RDF Tactics's avatar
    @Si49 @The Shape - as a tactic creator, i just can't agree with what you are saying. Only because you have to have in mind, when people are creating tactics, they are aimed for certain teams. There are plenty of tactics used for underdogs but not everybody chooses to be underdogs. If you want to play very nice football like a Tiki Taka or Gegenpress, then you can't expect that to be successful with a underdog teams with poor players

    but there are plenty of tactics there for underdogs, some are even named underdogs. I share tactics that won the titles in lower divisions, also made videos of them for Scout
    - This won the league with Paderborn and 3rd place with Espanyol
    - this won the league with Rio Ave and 2nd place with Rennes
  • lowerleagues's avatar
    I haven't used it for a while but I saw that someone else commented that they were doing well with it. I've moved on to a a 343!
  • Van Mond - FM Content's avatar
    @lowerleagues Thanks bro, I'll certainly check this out. Appreciate it. Is it a tactic that has still been producing results on latest update/patch?
  • YAMS's avatar
    Your full backs are both FBA's, what do you do against better teams with aggressive wingers/inside forwards & attacking full backs. With that shape you will get ripped to pieces down the flanks. There's times, even as the big clubs, where you have to dig in & accept a less attacking base. These are the situations that many struggle in as they assume their 'miracle tactic' works all or nearly all the time.
  • lowerleagues's avatar
    Here you go:

    "FM20 Tactic: 4-3-3 High Tempo Press // Non League to Championship | FM Scout"
  • YAMS's avatar
    I hear you matey. Anyone with any slight experience can create a 'successful' tactic with any of the big clubs. Let's see some results tests with Bournemouth, Palace or Brighton. Separate the men from the boys that will.
  • Van Mond - FM Content's avatar
    @Si49 - Exactly my point to a friend yesterday. FMScout used to be a place where there was a wide variety of tactics being tested across the board. I swear most people just knock a tactic together and then go Liverpool or another top club and holiday the game. Some people are banging out two/three tactics daily with full season results. Come on guys, some of you are talented tacticians but work with some of the weaker clubs. It's frustrating.
  • YAMS's avatar
    You lost me at 'with Liverpool;.

    For the love of God can someone come up with a tactic not based on the very very best clubs in their divisions.
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