Slide tackling on FIFA 20 is all about timing and not overdoing it. Yes, it’s nice to be able to stick a foot in or try ‘leave one’ on the attacker who keeps skinning you (especially with the injuries on FIFA 20) but, if you dive in regularly against a half-decent player, then they will be able to pick you off at ease. The worst type of player to jump into slide tackles with is ‘skills.’ These types of players look to frustrate and embarrass opposition, so they start to dive into tackles using the slide tackle, and this is where they are at their most dangerous so whatever you do, stay composed. Stick to these defensive tips you are about to read through and skillers will be nowhere near as effective against you.
Never tackle from behind
Unless you want to run the risk of seeing a red card then refrain from slide grabbing from behind. This is the tackle that most likely will see you getting a player sent from the field of play. Rarely will your player be sent-off if you slide in from the front or the side of the player you are attempting to tackle. The number of players who have been sent off against us by sliding in when you are receiving the ball on the halfway with our back to goal is ridiculous. Why people are diving in trying to win the ball back that far from the target is beyond us! , don’t do it.
Patience is key
When you weigh up whether a slide tackle, you need to choose the right moment. This will come more second nature, the more you play the game. Running alongside a player is an excellent time to try and win the ball. Make sure you are level with the player or ideally just in front of him before sliding in. When an attacker is running with the ball sliding from the front is the best way to win the ball without risking a caution or worse, a red. A great way to be patient is to contain/jockey your opponent and then quickly let you of the corresponding button and then immediately launch into the slide tackle. Your opponent won’t be expecting this.
Don’t commit when 1v1 or 1v2
If you are in a 1v1 or worse, a 2v1 situation against you, then the worst thing you can do is dive into a slide tackle. The best thing to do is a jockey, close off the angle to the goal and try to force the player to slow down or into a wide area so your teammates can get back to help you out. If you try a slide tackle here and miss your opponent is highly likely to take advantage and score.
Use strong tacklers only
There is little point launching into tackles with players with low tackling stats. U4GM Teams use favorite FUT team from last year as an example. We got to know the stronger tacklers in the group were Varane, Pique, Kante amongst a few others. The midfield flair players with low physical and tackling stats such as Ozil and Silva, we rarely ever slide tackle with. Even if you do win the ball more than likely the sack won’t have enough force, and the opposition will still pick up the ball.
Reward vs. Risk
This is a question you have to ask yourself regularly. Especially when we’re controlling ‘Any’ on Pro Clubs. More often than not, the risk of sliding in and possibly missing the tackle is heavily outweighed by the fact that there is a fairly big chance we won’t be rewarded with possession of the ball. The reason we display a more cautious approach to sliding in when playing pro clubs is because the VP players are quicker and obviously controlled by humans which means they are likely to be closer to each other so even if you do win the ball cleanly there is a high chance one of their other VP human-controlled players will pick up the loose ball.
Remember that with slide tackling, if you miss the tackle, your defensive shape goes awry. As U4GM FIFA 20 Coins Seller have said above, only use pretty much as a last resort and when you’re out of options. If your opponent sprinted too much with a player and he’s going straight at you, then a slide tackle would be somewhat appropriate. If you’re defending a player running down the wing and you can’t catch up to him, later try a slide tackle from the side to nick the ball away. It can be useful, but something we only recommend as a last resort. When you miss a slide tackle, gaps open up, and your opponent can exploit them. Just be wary.
TIP – If you commit to a slide tackle, and you miss the sack, you can now tap the slide button again, and your player will get to their feet quickly. Use this if you are slide tackling as it will help to make recovery runs and maintain your team shape. The best way to use this is if you’re in the corner and someone is looking to cross in from the goal line. If you want to try and block the cross but also take away the risk of being entirely left for dead by the opposition player turning back out or doing a fake shot then double-tap the slide tackle button when you are a few yards behind/at the side of the player and your player will slide alongside and quickly get to his feet. This is an effective way of blocking crosses.