January 6: Maccabi Haifa v. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Sammy Ofer Stadium, 20:15

Maccabi Haifa are the first opponents of the new year in an away match at Sammy Ofer Stadium and Vladimir Ivic’s charges take on their closest challengers for the TASE Premier League title. It will be a throw-back to the major clashes of the 1990s when the two clubs tussled regularly for supremacy of the league.

January 7: Transfer window opens

Off the field, the transfer window opens for a month until February 6. What changes, if any, will Maccabi make during this period? You can be the first to know through the Maccabi Tel Aviv smart phone app. Download it and register for free and set up alerts. You can also keep abreast of developments on maccabi-tlv.co.il/en

January 13: Maccabi Tel Aviv v. Beitar Jerusalem, TBA 20:15

Another big clash is next up on the pitch for Maccabi , who host in-form Beitar Jerusalem, currently in third place in the standings eight points off the pace. The venue for this home match will be determined later.

January 18: Hapoel Hadera v. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Netanya 19:50

After two Monday night games, Maccabi return to action on Saturday in this away fixture against Hadera in Netanya, Maccabi’s former home.

January 25, Maccabi Tel Aviv v. Ashdod SC, Bloomfield, 19:50

The month ends with another home game and Maccabi hope to do the double over their opponents after winning the first clash between the two opponents in Ashdod 1-0 thanks to Chico Ofoedu’s winner.