Long shots are insanely overpowered on FIFA 13, so if you have the right players in your team, you can definitely score a few screamers by following these simple rules.
Shoot at an angle
If you’re running down the middle of the pitch and try a long shot, the chances of it hitting the back of the net are much lower than if you hit the shot from an angle. This is because the goalkeeper is in a good, central position. Meaning any shots that do come towards goal, it’s a simple dive to one side (most of the time).
But, if you’re running at an angle, the goalkeeper moves towards the nearest post and seems to be off their line more because of this. This leaves you with the perfect amount of space to smash the ball up and over them and in to the goal.
Always aim for the far post, so if you’re shooting from the left, aim for the right side of the goal.
Hit it on your strong foot!
This is important, and a waste of a shooting chance if you don’t do it. Always do your best to try and use your players stronger foot. It’s happened to me a lot, I’m using a left footed player, I cut in from the left and take a long shot on their right foot. This often ends up with the ball going nowhere near the goal and closer to the corner flag!
Fill the power bar up to 3 bars
At first you may mess this up a bit, but trust me, after a few tries you can pretty much nail this every time. In my experience, this is the perfect amount of power needed to score from range.
Hold LT / L2
I’m not sure how much this actually helps, but many people seem to believe that holding LT / L2 gives you more of a chance of scoring a long shot. You should give it a shot yourself and see if it improves the shots!
Run in the direction you want to shoot
This increases your chances of scoring enormously! If you’re cutting in from the right and want to take a long shot, try your best to be running towards the far corner of the goal. In terms of power, it helps so much when running in the same direction as the shot.
Check the stats!
If your player has a good shot power/ long shots, then they will be ideal for trying to score long shots. Weak players like Stewart Downing are no good for scoring long shots, you may be able to score a few with weaker players, but nowhere near as many as using a player with the right stats!
Also, players that have the “long shot trait” are ideal for taking long shots. Here’s a list of some of the best players to take long shots with.
Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – 88 Long Shots / 90 Shot Power
Lukas Podolski (Arsenal) – 88 Long Shots / 91 Shot Power
Hulk (Zenit) – 88 Long Shots / 92 Shot Power
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) – 88 Long Shots / 95 Shot Power
Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich) – 89 Long Shots / 85 Shot Power
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) – 89 Long Shots / 86 Shot Power
Costa (Valencia) – 89 Long Shots / 91 Shot Power
Quagliarella (Juventus) – 92 Long Shots / 92 Shot Power
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 92 Long Shots / 94 Shot Power
Ibrahimovic (PSG) – 85 Long Shots / 92 Shot Power
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – 85 Long Shots / 91 Shot Power
Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) – 87 Long Shots / 90 Shot Power
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) – 86 Long Shots / 84 Shot Power
David Villa (Barcelona) – 86 Long Shots / 88 Shot Power
Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) – 84 Long Shots / 86 Shot Power
Matthew Taylor (West Ham) – 87 Long Shots / 90 Shot Power
I hope this helped! Now go score some long shots! 🙂
If you have any questions, just pop them in the comments below and I’ll reply ASAP!
Rob – FIFA Beast Owner