The first time that Maccabi played a newly promoted club after the formation of the state in 1948, the opponents were Hapoel Kfar Sava and Maccabi won 2-1. Merimovich and Studinski scored for the winners.

The two sides have met 85 times in league fixtures. Maccabi have won 41 times, 28 matches ended in draws and Kfar Sava won on 16 occasions.

Maccabi’s highest winning margin over Kfar Sava is 5-0 and has been achieved on three occasions: Twice in 1988-89 and in 2015-16.

Two players have scored hat tricks for Maccabi against Kfar Sava: Benny Tabak in 1988-89 and Andrej Kubicka in 1998-99.

In all, 61 players have scored for Maccabi in clashes with Kfar Sava. Avi Nimni and Eli Driks are top scorers with eight goals each.