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Thread: How to beat 4-4-2 wide diamond

  1. #1
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    Feb 2017

    How to beat 4-4-2 wide diamond

    How to beat wide diamond

  2. #2
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    Nov 2015
    4 1dmc 3w(ml mc mr) 2 st
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    missing T11 old form

  3. #3
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    Apr 2014
    The biggest problem w/ defeating the wide diamond, is countering both the formation and the orders; it's easy to fall into the trap of applying a good counter formation, but having the wrong set of orders. For example using attacking + short w/ a narrow formation, meanwhile the opponent is long balling the flanks.

    4-1-3n-2/4-1-3w-2 defense w/ long balls is probably the safe play, since it's pretty much guaranteed the opponent is attacking, which will leave him vulnerable to long balls.

    The key to the Wide Diamond is to watch the match statistics to figure out what type of passing the opponent is using (short, mixed or long), to ensure your orders aren't being countered. If mixed or long, defense + counters should keep him in check. If opponent is using short passing, the defensive bunker will most likely break, so change to attacking + long balls to hit him quickly in transition (especially if opponent is high pressing) is what I recommend.
    Last edited by pcmacdaniel; 05-06-2017 at 08:55 PM.
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    Oct 2016
    I would suggest 3-1-5-1 for both stopping his AMC and keeping ball possession at midfield; short passes and normal/attacking mentality

    Although my "heavyweight fight" against a 4-4-2 wide diamond finished 2 trophies (championship, CL) versus one (cup) to him, so maybe there was something wrong in my approach
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    Mar 2016
    4-2-3-1 short pass on the flanks, offensive