Use the control mentality in the most games, except these you are a big outsider!

Team shape
Use flexible shape from the beginning, unless you want to hold the result against to a big opponent; in that case change it to structured.

Player instructions
Full backs: Stay wide. Go forward
Cenre backs: Short passes
Attacking Midfielder: Hold up ball ( change him to Second Striker if you are home, time passes and you can't score)