FIFA 19 Penalties Tutorial | How to Score Every Penalty - Dexerto

FIFA 19 Penalties Tutorial | How to Score Every Penalty

Published: 3/Dec/2018 18:55 Updated: 4/Dec/2018 20:25

by Matt Cotton


In this FIFA 19 penalties tutorial we will reveal a simple, yet widely unknown method on how to score penalties in FIFA 19, every time! This technique can make your penalties unsaveable when executed correctly.

Having the ability to guarantee yourself goals from penalties can be huge in FIFA Ultimate Team, particularly in FUT Champions. Knowing how to score penalties in FIFA 19 really can be the difference between achieving different ranks in the FIFA 19 Weekend League.


It’s surprising how many high quality FUT players still haven’t mastered the skill of netting the ball from 12-yards out. The method detailed below will explain how to score penalties in FIFA 19 every time, even if the keeper guesses the right way!

How to Take Penalties in FIFA 19

This tutorial explains exactly how to take penalties in FIFA 19 and is divided into different stages. These include: the perfect amount required on the power bar, how to aim correctly, penalty stat requirements and which buttons to hold.


This method can be tested in the practice arena by running into the penalty box and clicking the right d-pad to select a penalty. Repeat this until you are scoring every penalty. The video and full details on this FIFA 19 penalty tutorial can be seen below.

More: How to Save Every Penalty in FIFA 19

FIFA 19 Penalties Tutorial


In the above video, the player won over 15 penalties in 24 FUT Champions games, which shows the importance of knowing how to score them!

FIFA 19 Penalty Stat Requirements

  • Pick the player with the best penalty attribute in your team
  • The higher this stat, the higher chance of success
  • 80+ penalties is a good standard

Finesse Shot

  • Keep the RB/R1 button held down
  • Keep the left analog pushed forward (up)

Power Bar

  • Load around 2.5 bars of power using the B/circle button

The power bar can be seen in the bottom left corner, it is crucial that this is around 2.5 bars to ensure success.


Run Up / Aim

  • While the player is running towards the ball, hold the left analog towards the post on your desired side

When taking FIFA 19 penalties, holding the left analog as close to the corner as possible will ensure success, as well as applying spin to the ball. This is key, because if the keeper dives the correct way, the penalty still can’t be saved due to the ball’s spin. As well as this, the RB/R1 button increases accuracy and power.

FIFA Trainer

The FIFA trainer has recently been disabled in FUT Champions, which has increased the difficulty for some users. Regarding penalties, this basically means that the directional arrow will no longer be visible. If you don’t play FUT Champions, players still have the option of the FIFA trainer which can turned on or off in the game settings.

Player Head Movement

When taking a penalty, the player’s head will move slightly towards the direction that they are aiming. The keeper may look for this and dive the same way. Due to this, players try to change direction and fool the keeper at the last second. This can work, although it does make aiming risky and can cause players to miss. The above method reduces risk and increases your chances of scoring.

Let us know if you have tried the same tips detailed in this FIFA 19 penalties tutorial. If you have any questions or would like to share some of your own insight on how to take penalties in FIFA 19, then please feel free to get in touch with us on Twitter.


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

AC Milan FIFA 21
A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.