The upcoming match against Hapoel Beer Sheva will be the 110th league contest between the two sides. The record to date: 51 Maccabi wins, 32 draws, 26 Hapoel Beer Sheva victories. Goal differential: 158:97 for Maccabi.

Maccabi’s home record against Beer Sheva: 56 matches, 31 wins, 15 draws, 10 Hapoel Beer Sheva wins. Goal Differential: 90:43 for Maccabi.

The upcoming match will be the 24th time in a row that the contest between Maccabi and Beer Sheva will be TV’s “Match of the Week”. This is the longest steak since the inception of the Match of the Week in the 1990’s.

The biggest win: 5:0 twice – 1995/96 and 2012/13.

71 different players have scored for Maccabi against Beer Sheva in league play. The leader: Benny Tabak with 9 goals.

Three Maccabi players have scored hat-tricks against Beer Sheva: Moshe Schweitzer 1977/78, Benny Tabak 1988/89, Yevgeni Kashentzev in 1995/96.

275 Maccabi players have appeared against Beer Sheva: The most: Eli Driks and Benny Tabak with 28 appearances a piece. Sheran Yeini has 24.

Maccabi Tel Aviv has been unable to score more than one goal in their last 14 matches against Beer Sheva. This has happened only twice in Maccabi’s history: 14 matches against Beer Sheva and 14 matches against Maccabi Haifa between 2003/04-2007/08.

One last stat that will give Maccabi fans optimism. Over the last decade, after each of the 6 times that Maccabi advanced out of the 8th Round, they won the league match immediately following the Cup victory.