I've always been a huge fan of Belotti's card, so I was quite excited when I saw this one. He is everything I could have asked for and more. I had been using his previous in form for a long time, but tried to replace him with a few players (mainly Zapata), but nobody can really compare to this card.
I use a hawk to get him up to 88 pace which is plenty for the way I use him. For me, he plays more as a target man than someone who is going to get in behind (Mertens next to him does that), but he is more than capable of getting behind defenders at times.
99 positioning, 99 finishing, 97 shot power, with a 5 star weak foot. Need I say more? If he is in front of goal he will score without a doubt. He is the best pure finisher (on either foot) I have used this year by a wide margin. I can't ask for much more than 30 goals in 25 games.
The main reason I needed to get away from Zapata was his dreadful passing. Belotti's passing isn't spectacular, but it is not a liability like it is with Zapata. Keep it short and on the ground and you will be fine.
Again, nothing really special here, but it's not a hindrance to his game either. Agility and balance are a major upgrade over normal bigger/strong strikers like Zapata, and therefore feels far less clunky on the ball. Composure feels like it should be higher (85+) as do his reactions because he is normally always the first guy to get onto the end of deflections/rebounds off the keeper.
I don't normally like when my strikers have a high defensive work rates, but Belotti is somewhat the exception to this rule. the stats are a bit deceptive, because he takes the ball off of opposing defenders a few times a game normally, setting up easy chances. As far as his heading goes, what you see is what you get. 94 heading and the power header trait means if he gets to it, it will be a goal (or a long clearance when defending corners).
Although he's only 5'11" he plays as if he's far bigger. He is unbeatable in the air, by far the best player I've used for heading (even better than Mandzukic who I thought was just unfair). 93 strength truly shows, because he can easily hold off CBs whether they are going shoulder to shoulder, or he has his back to goal. He goes in hard to every duel, either in the air or when getting pressured by defenders. Stamina is great for a ST, and even with the work rates, it is never problematic.
Agility/Balance for a "Big" ST
Passing is nothing special
Ball control could probably be better
This SIF Belotti is a goal machine. He can score with the left, he can score with the right, he wins like 7/10 headers at corners against the usual defenders (van dijk, varane, ramos, etc.) and he can outpace the last defence line, if the pass is timed correctly. For me personally he is better than CR7. I tried many differnt strikers in the game: Icardi, Lewandoswki, Suarez, CR7, Aubameyang, Immobile, Mbappe, Bale, Belotti IF, Ibrahimovic Flashback. According to my scoring stats (all in rivals and WL) the best strikers were:
- Flashback Ibrahimovic - 129 Games, 162 Goals, 34 Assits -> involved in 1,52 goals per match (Maybe the best non-icon striker ingame)
- Mbappe (as single ST) - 96 Games, 103 Goals, 22 Assists -> involved in 1,3 Goals per match
- IF Belotti - 252 Games, 218 Goals, 93 Assist -> involved in 1,23 goals per match
So the first Belotti was already in the top 3.
I played only 29 matches with the SIF Belotti, but it looks like he could get similiar (at this moment even better) goal stats as Ibra: 29 games, 36 goals, 12 assists ( involved in 1,65 goals/match)
I noticed that he's also relatively good in assisting (also the first one surprisingly). That 69 vision and 77 short pass seems to be enough to also take part in the build up play. Also the longshot stat (71) is a bit of a fake stats. You can literally score from every position (finesse or normal). Maybe the only real con are his long passes, but there are only rare situations when you have to take a long pass with your striker.
All in all you have a perfect striker, who can score with anything an also can make some decent assists, and that costs you only 50k.
- 5 Star Weakfoot
- Physical Stats
- Dribbling (great Balance)
- Passing (for me personally a pro even if his stats aren't that great)
- Pace (for some players)
- Skills ( 3 Stars)
- Long Passes
- not that easy to link
i missed a good st from the serie a, and Ronaldo the goat its too expensive for my budget. I tried belottis first inform and was suprised he was a tank and banged goals in for me, and this one did the same i absolutely loved him he was and is amazing
almost every shot goes in with that 94 finishing and 87 shot power he is superb
not much to say he dribbling and pace isnt good but you dont feel it with that strength
OH MY OH MY OH MY IS HE A BEAST OR WHAT. Ok so I got this card like 3 weeks ago and I'm in love with it, honestly never played with a better striker. I use him in a 4-3-1-2 and he is so dominant. By so dominant I mean he has 47 goals in 38 games and also has 7 assists. He pairs up with chiesa motm or Scream Mandzukic and he is a million times better than both of them. I might sub Chiesa on 70th minute for mandzukic but never for belotti and whats funny is Belotti will still score the match winner even if chiesa has so much energy. 71 long shots are a lie. His finesse from outside the box is actually mental, not even toty de gea can save it. I HUGELY RECOMMEND HIM BECAUSE OH MY OH MY OH MY I honestly think the only other striker who could match him from serie a is ronaldo and belotti cost 50K!!!!! His card should honestly be worth 300K but hey it just makes it more valuable. By the way I'm writing this on May 8th 2019 if you are wondering oh this is old. And maybe he won't be good without a sniper cause his base finishing is not that great so 100% PUT A SNIPER ON HIM. Love you guys thanks for reading my long review.
-Shooting from literally anywhere 71 long shots is a lie
-Passing actually isn't bad he plays great through balls
-Clutch mode always activated.
-Might not fit your style because he may feel clunky but I play very quickly so I don't notice it.
I have used many good strikers on this game, like baby R9, Prime Raul and FB Ibra, but none of this players can even dream of being able to be compared to the beast that is 86 Belotti. I got him from my gold 3 rewards and i have always loved using belotti through different fifas so i was pretty happy with getting him. When i put him into my team i could instantly tell that he was an amazing striker, his movement on and off the ball was incomparable to any other striker i have used. I play 4231 narrow and because i have such great players behind my striker he tends to not score that many goals, but Belotti was always standing exactly where i needed him to be and he made this WL so much easier for me to just quickly get to gold 3. I only play to gold 3 because it's the best value for time and it usually takes me 18-22 games to get there but with this belotti it only took me 16 games which is a new record for me. So if you need a serie a/italian striker maybe to link to the new de rossi he is who you should buy.
And literally anything else you would want your striker to be good at.
3* WF even though it didn't matter to me at all