Soccer 5-4-1 Formation
What is 5-4-1 formation in soccer?
Advantages of 5-4-1 Formations
With five defenders protecting the goal, it is very challenging for a ball to get passed them. Coaches with very strong defenders should consider this formation because it is unlikely that the other team will pose a threat against a five player defense- not to mention the pressure put on by the midfielders when they're playing defense, too.
Disadvantages of 5-4-1 Formations
So while your defenders may be doing an excellent job of protecting goals from being score, your team is most likely not going to have a lot of offensive players in scoring positions because they are all pushed back on defense. This formation could be a challenge for getting some goals for your team.