The final Matchday (26) of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika’s regular season is being played this weekend and after four matches on Saturday, the championship playoff picture is becoming a bit clearer as well as Maccabi’s schedule for the final ten contests.

Saturday’s results:
Kiryat Shemona 2:3 Maccabi Haifa
Hapoel Hadera 2:2 Maccabi Netanya
Hapoel Haifa 2:2 Hapoel Raanana
Beitar Jerusalem 0:1 Hapoel Tel Aviv

Hapoel Hadera will finish the regular season in 6th place and will be Maccabi Tel Aviv’s first championship playoff opponent on March 16, 2019 (date and time TBD) when they host Niso Aviran’s club at the Netanya Stadium.

The following Matchday, Maccabi Haifa will visit the Yellow & Blue after the Greens finished in 2nd place while the third playoff contest will be away to Maccabi Netanya.

The other positions on the table will be determined after the remaining 3 matches are completed this Matchday. At that point the full schedule will be known which will include contests against both Hapoel Beer Sheva and Bnei Yehuda as well.