Using footswitch to change from verse to chorus

Hey finally got around to playing layla using the foot pedal to switch from verse to chorus. Found out its a bit tricky…like some times I went out of sync and changed on the wrong beat ie not the first beat which throws the transitions out but its hard to know without looking at the beatbuddy to know what beat your on so that the chorus comes in on time. Are there any tricks to it to help, does a midi controller make it easier or is it just practice

I should add this happens when getting carried away doing a l ead break and loosing the structure and then coming back in on the wrong beat😬