FIFA 22: Use this SECRET trick to master saving penalties in Ultimate Team

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is a game mode where you need to take all chances that come your way, and gain the edge over your opposition whenever possible.

We're taking a look at penalties and how you can make the best of a bad situation if you've given one away.

Read on to find out how you can improve your save rate and even convert more spot-kicks yourself in FUT 22.

What have I done

We've all been there, a player has run into your box and you make a stupid lunging challenge thinking you can win the ball, but get nothing but man.

FIFA 22 Foul
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STUPID CHALLENGE - We can't argue, it was a foul

Or maybe your opponent chains some skill-moves, bamboozling your defender into making a foul.

Sometimes the computer will go on a mad one and just bring someone down for no discernable reason at all.

Whatever the cause, the result is a penalty, and the pressure is on to save it.

You may think it's just down to blind luck when choosing the direction to dive, but you'd be wrong...

Giving it away

For some reason, possibly in order to make saving penalties a bit easier, EA has included a little giveaway that can inform you where the opponent is aiming their kick.

Some see this as a glitch that has yet to be patched out, however, it has been present in several FIFA games, so that seems unlikely.

It is very slight, but if you look at the kick takers head, they will look in the direction the user is aiming.

Check out how this looks in-game in the video below:

Now you know what to look out for, saving penalties should be made a whole lot easier.

In fact, if you know where your opposition is aiming, you can save penalties 100% of the time, right?


Mind games

Obviously, having this information will let you save more penalties, but usually only against lower-rated opposition.

If you are playing in friendlies or the lower divisions, then your opponent is less likely to know about the head movement trick, and you can utilise the situation.

However, when you face better players, they will use this to their advantage, bluffing, double-bluffing, and tricking you all together, never knowing where exactly to go.

When powering up the shot you can look one way, then aim the other just before connecting with the ball, sending the keeper the wrong way.

Or, you can power up the shot down the middle, then aim anywhere, with no head movement occurring at all.

Whatever happens, the head movement should give something away about where your opponent is going, even if it just helps to make an educated guess about a possible bluff.

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