FIFA 21 Guide – How to Shoot and Utilize the FUT Market

Learn more about the different shot types and how to exploit the market.

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Between all of the complex skills, Ultimate Team strats and management, it’s easy to forget how some of the essentials to shooting goals in FIFA 21. The game offer a variety of different shot types. Of course, there’s more to properly shooting than just knowing the controls. For instance, shots that require an additional button press need to be timed properly to executed a “timed finish”. Not all shots work in every situation so it’s important to understand when to use them.

Check out all the controls for the various shots below:

  • Shoot/Volley – Circle/B. This is your regular shot technique.
  • Penalty: Finesse Shot – R1+Circle/RB+B
  • Penalty: Chip Shot – L1+Circle/LB+B
  • Driven Shot – R1+Circle, then press L1/RB+B, then press LB.
  • Free Kick: Driven Shot – L1+Circle/LB+B
  • Flair Shot – L2+Circle/LT+B. A powerful shot that’s also useful against goalkeepers.
  • Free Kick: Curled Shot – Circle/B
  • Finesse Shot – R1+Circle/RB+B. More of a nuanced shot, the accuracy on this is high. Positioning and shot placement become more important however.
  • Chip Shot – L1+Circle/LB+B. This allows for hitting the ball above any defenders.
  • Time Your Shot – Circle+Circle (Timed)/B+B (Timed)
  • Fake Shot – Circle, then press X in a direction/B, then press A in a direction
  • Low Shot/Downward Header Shot – L1+R1+Circle/LB+RB+B. Good for shooting past a goalkeeper.

How to Work the FUT Market

Ultimate Team Mode boils down to making the best team with the cards you have. And while it’s possible to spend a bomb on Card Packs and let RNG dictate your success, it’s better to try your hand at the market. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be buying required cards and selling any non-essentials without having to spend any real money.

The first thing to keep in mind when dealing with the market is to examine trends. Which player is currently on the up and up? Which card is worth keeping for the long-term? Who are the top leagues and their players (usually Premier League, Ligue 1 and so on)?

It’s worth checking real-world events in that regard. Players who do well in the real world could see their popularity in the market soar. If you happen to have that card when this happens, then selling it within that window could neat a good profit.

Keep an eye on the skill move ratings and pace of different players. Cards with higher pace are generally worth more, even if the stats aren’t too special. It’s also worth “flipping” cards, which means purchasing certain cards that have been disposed through Quick Sell and re-selling them for slightly higher prices. Keep an eye out for higher rated cards when attempting this.

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