The affairs of the world are inconstant.
Your Rating is higher than your opponent does not mean you can win the game for sure.
However, there are certain things a manager can do for upcoming matches and greatly increase the chances of winning:
1. Change your starting lineup. Investigate if it would make sense to use different players in your starting lineup. View opponent's lineup at first, then change your lineup to counter which will significantly increase the winning rate.
2. Do not place players on positions they don't feel comfortable playing on. A defender might not be suited for an offensive position. When this happens, you will see an 50% down mark next to the player in the squad formation which means the player's attributes will be reduced by 50%.
3. We suggest you to place players with Chemical Reactions activated on your starting lineup because Chemical Reactions can greatly improve players' attributes.
4. In game when Hero's Time is activated, you'd better think hard before making the final decision. The right decision can help you finish the attack with a score. The match simulation in Football Revolution 2018 takes into account many different factors and data. All your settings will be measured against the settings of your opponent. This is why a formation and lineup that ensured a win in a previous match may result in a defeat in the next match.