Learn more about saving and scoring penalties in EA SPORTS FIFA 14.
Power and placement is crucial, so it is a good idea to practice in the arena or with the penalty skill game. Turn the target reticule on with LT in the arena to gauge how much you need to move the stick to aim. Hold RB to curl a shot into the corner. Move the stick to aim your shot and press shoot to stop the accuracy gauge inside the green area of the accuracy bar. Make sure to not hold it down for too long.
Try a cheeky chip shot by holding LB and tapping shoot to flick a ball down the centre. This is best used if you anticipate the goalkeeper will dive to one side. You can also throw a keeper by using the stutter penalty. Press the shoot button during your run up and your player will hesitate, meaning the keeper may have committed to one side while you can slot the ball home in the other.
A good place to aim for from a penalty is high-centre in the goal. If the keeper is reading this during a shootout, then keeping it high but between the post and middle of the goal can be a very difficult shot to save.
If you are trying to save a penalty, consider moving to influence the shot or waiting until it is taken to see which way it will go. Join Matt and Darren next time for tips on keeping possession.