It’s the spectacular shot everyone tries (and often fails) to pull off when practising in the back garden or local park. Bicycle kicks are the ultimate combination of timing, skill, agility and athleticism. The margin for error is so slim, with a scuffed bicycle kick being one of the most embarrassing moments in anyone’s football career. And the same can very much be said in the world of Fifa. Join us here at Gamelevate as we save the embarrassment and run you through how to perform bicycle kicks in Fifa 23!
What Are Bicycle Kicks?
In football, bicycle kicks are a type of shot that sees players attempting to volley an airborne ball. They are performed by jumping backwards and striking the ball in a pedalling motion. The attempt gets its name from the motion performed by a player, with their legs swinging over like a pedal on a bike chain.
How To Perform A Bicycle Kick In Fifa 23
Despite being one of the most eye-catching types of shots in Fifa 23, bicycle kicks are actually incredibly straightforward to perform in terms of button commands. Players can perform a bicycle kick with the following button combinations:
PS4 / PS5: L2 + O
Xbox One / Xbox Series XlS: LT + B
As a type of volley, a bicycle kick will only be performed when the ball is airborne in reach of an attacker.
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Tips For Bicycle Kicks In Fifa 23
Whilst performing a bicycle kick in Fifa 23 is fairly easy, executing it well enough for it to hit the back of the net is an altogether different challenge.
The first thing to keep in mind is that bicycle kicks are marked as a type of flair shot in Fifa 23. This means using players with higher skill levels will instantly give you a much better shot at getting the power, timing and accuracy behind your attempt.
Another crucial factor to keep in mind before attempting a bicycle kick is the placement of the ball. Ideally, the best time to attempt a bicycle kick is when the ball is just slightly behind the attacker with a cross that is floaty in the air, rather than being driven across the goal with a lot of power.
Finally, whilst there’s no denying the spectacular nature of the shot, it’s also worth remembering there might be a better option on the cards. Don’t go chasing the glory if there’s a better alternative on the cards!