For those with a decent amount of skill, penalties is a sure-fire way of notching up the scoreboard in their goal tally. Over the course of the past few editions of the Fifa series, EA have been attempting to separate the men from the boys from 12 yards, making penalties harder to score with a few noticeable tweaks. Fortunately, Gamelevate are on hand to give you the best guide on how to score penalties every time in Fifa 22.
Where And How To Aim Your Penalty
As the Fifa series has evolved, the accuracy behind aiming where a player’s shot is going to land in the net has become more and more precise. The overall execution of penalties has remained largely the same for the past few years, however when Fifa 22 first launched, a lot of players complained about their shots, that would have found the bottom or top corner of the net in Fifa 21, sailing high and wide.
The first thing a player should consider is their power bar, which generally shouldn’t be any higher than two bars if they want to avoid skying the ball over.
After the power has been considered, players need to be aware of the timing. Hitting the perfect timing is the deciding factor behind a tame penalty and one that can beat any keeper in the game, and can be achieved by hitting the shoot button again right as the penalty-taker is about to strike the ball.
If performed correctly, the circle will turn green to indicate the perfect timing, resulting in the penalty practically impossible to save, if it’s been positioned close enough to any of the corners.
How To Beat Your Opponent
When playing online especially, the mind games involved with taking penalties can make or break even the best timed of attempts.
When aiming at a corner, a penalty taker will naturally have their head pointing in that direction, giving opposing goalkeepers a good hint as to where they should be looking to save.
A decent strategy players might want to consider is to drag the aim trigger the opposite way to where the shot is going, which should throw off the keeper and swing the edge back in favour of the taker.
Of course when playing local multiplayer against friends there’s still no beating the tried and tested approach of using shirts, pillows and blankets to conceal a controller!
Who Are The Best Penalty Takers In Fifa 22
The penalty stat in Fifa 22 is obviously hugely important when it comes to converting from twelve yards. A higher penalty attribute will affect how a penalty is taken, the timing, control and overall success a player has from the spot.
On the flip side, a lower penalty stat runs the risk of the aiming circle shaking out of place, the timing being skewd and the ball ending up flying into row z with the crowd.
According to the base stats at the time of writing, the best penalty takers in Fifa 22 are:
- LW: Neymar Jr (91) Paris Saint-Germain
- CB: Sergio Ramos (88) Paris Saint-Germain
- ST: Raúl Jiménez (83) Wolves
- ST: Harry Kane (90) Tottenham Hotspur
- CAM: Bruno Fernandes (88) Manchester United
- CM: Jorginho (85) Chelsea
- ST: Andrej Kramarić (83) TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
- ST: Robert Lewandowski (92) FC Bayern München
- CDM: Fabinho (86) Liverpool
- ST: André Silva (84) RB Leipzig