Less than a month after being eliminated from State Cup play by Bnei Yehuda by the score of 1:0 in the semifinals, Maccabi Tel Aviv once again plays the Little Derby this time in Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika action.

In the video: Matchday 26 Highlights Maccabi Tel Aviv 2:1 Bnei Yehuda

תקציר: מחזור 26 מכבי ת”א – בני יהודה 1:2

Vladimir Ivic’s Yellow & Blue enter the contest with 4 points in their last two matches (4:1 win over Maccabi Netanya and a 0:0 draw against Hapoel Beer Sheva). The league title may have been won but there are still numerous goals ahead this season and one of them is to go undefeated in league play.

In terms of injuries there is good news concerning Dor Micha who has been out the last few weeks. Micha has recovered from his foot injury and the only question remaining is if he will record his first minutes this evening. Striker Aron Schoenfeld’s condition is still unclear after he picked up a foot injury.

Stats & Facts
* The two clubs have played 132 matches in the top division with Maccabi winning 63 of them while drawing 31 times.

* In the last ten matches, the Yellow & Blue have recorded 7 victories.

* Maccabi secured their championship with a 27 point gap from second place – just 4 points off the European record held by Paris St. Germain.

* The champion who won the title with the best goal differential was the 1949/50 version of Maccabi Tel Aviv with a differential of 85 goals. The current team has a 51 goal differential but this will be a record that will be ver tough to top.