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The midfield of a team decides the ball possession within a match. The higher the ball possession, the bigger the chance of receiving more regular chances.

Midfield is primarily derived from:

  1. Playmaking Inner Midfielders
  2. Playmaking wingers
  3. Playmaking central Defenders
  4. Playmaking Wingbacks

However, defensive forwards can add to the midfield rating, too.

Midfield contributions

Midfielder: Central defender: Forward: Wingback: Winger
Normal 100%
Offensive 97.5%
Defensive 97.5%
Towards wing 80%
Extra IM 87.5%
Normal 25%
Offensive 33.75%
Towards wing 12.5%
Extra CD 22%
Defensive 37.5%
Normal 10%
Offensive 15%
Defensive 0.5%
Towards middle 10%
Normal 50%
Offensive 47.5%
Defensive 47.5%
Towards middle 60%

Events affecting midfield

Playing away 		100%
Playing at home 	119.892%
Playing CA 		93%
Playing PIC 		83.945%
Playing MOTS 		111.49%
Playing derby 		111.493% (*)

(*) away team only, the home team gets the 119.892%, as usual.

  • Due to lack of formation experience level a team can suffer confusion and have midfield lose possession. In the match report will appear the level of disorganisation.
  • The overconfidence you get in the beginning of the match, only your midfield is affected.
    Note: the message in the beginning of the match never appears when you play MOTS. So you can use the team attitude to avoid overconfidence (be careful doing that if you'll have to play a qualification match after this).
  • When you get a negative experience message in the match report all your ratings are affected and your team will perform as going into disorganisation, depending of both teams’ experience. In the match report doesn’t appear the level of disorganisation, but you can see that in midfield, as you’ll notice the difference in possession, comparing to the first half (the final ratings are the average of all 90 minutes or possible extra ones).

The following contents are based on experience and/or research conducted by Hattrick users — which means that their veracity and accuracy have not been confirmed by any official statement, and consequently they do not necessarily reflect the game reality. Please take this into consideration!

An investigation on the ball possession to number of chance ratio (made by LLoko) shows that the number of chances is not linear to the ball possession. So, from 65% and upwards, it is very likely that the opponent will not receive a single chance. This knowledge is the basis behind the so-called "all out tactics".

HT-Hasse has made statements in the conferences that directly contradict this theory, but was later dismissed by HT-Tjecken. 
See the possession page for more information.

Midfield calculator

To calculate your midfield before the game you can use a lot of tools (ex: http://archive.is/ELP1C).