This article will look at the best FM24 tactics to use if you’re in the lower leagues. Playing tactics for elite teams won’t work at every level so you may end up benefitting from a different approach when playing in some of the amateur divisions.
*Note: The content in this article is accurate as of the time of writing and does not account for any future updates to the game*
FM24 Best Tactics to Use in Lower Leagues
With a lot of teams in this year’s edition prioritising attacking football I prefer to use a 3-4-3 which the game calls a 5-2-3. It’s a defensive formation on paper but the deeper midfielders and back 5 allows you to keep the opposition at bay a lot better than a back 4.
I have gone with Direct Counter Attack but a Fluid Counter Attack should be able to work as well. The formation is set up to absorb pressure and launch a counter with the front 3.
Attacking Width: Fairly Wide
Overlap Left and Overlap Right
Shorter Passing Directness
Work Ball into Box
Run at Defence
In transition Possession:
Distribute to Centre-backs
Out of Possession:
Mid Block Line of Engagement
Lower Defensive Line
Trigger Press More Often
Get Stuck In
Drop Off More
GK – Sweeper Keeper Defence
3 CBs – CD Defence
2 WBs – WB Support
DM – Deep Lying Pwaymaker Support
DM – Defensive Midfielder Defence
2 Ws – Winger Attack
ST – Advanced Forward Attack
Does it Work
Having used this tactic in the lower leagues of France I can say it proves quite successful. I’ve escaped relegation after taking over a team in October and with a few smart signings I was top of the table by the next season.
Despite looking too defensive on paper this tactic has proven to be quite useful at scoring goals and controlling games by suffocating the opponents and using the good dribblers to open space in the opposition back line.
While not exactly the lower leagues I have also tried this tactic in Belgium with RSC Anderlecht where it has taken me to the top of the table
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