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3 simple ways to score more goals in FIFA 17

These tips are guaranteed to put an end to a goal drought

There’s nothing worse than fluffing a great chance on goal in FIFA 17.

Luckily, we’ve scouted around to pull together the three easiest ways to rack up your goal tally.

Let’s get started.

It’s possible to score from distance, but chances are you’ve been in the wrong position

It’s possible to score from distance, but chances are you’ve been in the wrong position

1. The protected shot 

The trick lies in you pressing LT / L2 on the controller. You need to do it before the player gets the ball.

This will protect it from any defenders but also put your player in the perfect position to take a shot.


By shielding the ball you can take more time to line up the shot

It’ll be much more accurate, too – giving you more control over placement.

So, how much power will you need?

If you’re in the box, which is where this technique works best, you’re going to need two bars of power.

Any more than that and you risk hoofing it into the crowd.


Always keep an eye on the power bar – hold it down for too long and the ball will sail over the bar

2. Long range finesse shots

This handy tutorial comes courtesy of Krasi, who’s found the perfect way to score from distance.

Step 1: Find the sweet spot

The best place for a finesse shot is in the middle of the pitch, just outside the area.

This is typically between 15-25 yards from the goal.

Position the player according to their strongest foot – so if they’re left footed, line them up with the left side of the goal.

Do not face the goalkeeper – it’ll just get hit straight at him.


Finesse shots can be hard to master but are deadly once you get into your stride

Step 2: Get on the preferred foot

This is the most important thing – make sure when your player receives the ball they shoot with their preferred foot.

If they are right footed, direct the shot to the right post. If they’re left-footed, aim for the left.


Take your time to find the right position before taking a shot

Step 3: The power

For this to work you’ll need two and half bars of power.

Hold down the R1 / RB button depending on what console you have and press shoot.

Remember, you need to release the sprint button before shooting.

3. Change your formation 

If you’re not using the 4-3-3 attack formation, then give it a go now.

It offers superb offensive potential without spreading your players too thin across the park.


A change in formation can work wonders if you’re going through a goal drought

It’s designed to spread the opposition defence enough for you to punch a hole through the gap down the middle.

Now, this is a really aggressive setup, so you’ll need your three strongest strikers up front.

Put your best scorer in the middle – and the two pacier players on the wings.

You’ll need a strong CAM, someone like Paul Pogba or Luka Modric (ideally with a high work rate), behind them – to deliver pinpoint passes and penetrating through balls.

Make sure to keep passes short and tight to keep turnovers to a minimum – and use your wide men to stretch the defence.


Don’t be afraid to change the camera settings – in particular the zoom – so you can see more of the action

Finally, don’t forget to adjust the instructions tab.

Set the left wing and right wing to Drift Wide/Get Behind, the middle striker to Stay Central/Get Behind and both CDMs as Aggressive Interceptions.

Switch tactics to ‘Possession’ and then you’re good to go.

Best of luck!