Maccabi has so far played Hapoel Be’ersheva 120 times in the league of which Maccabi won 56, drawn 37 and Be’ersheva won the remaining 27. The goal tally is 173-103 in Maccabi’s favor.

Over the years Maccabi played 58 matches against Be’ersheva winning 22 matches and losing 17. In fact, of the 26 clubs who played against Be’ersheva more than five away matches, Maccabi is the only club in the league to have a positive record.

Saturday’s match will be the first encounter this season between the two clubs. Last season Maccabi played Be’ersheva no less than 7 times (4 league matches, 2 Super Cup matches and once in the State Cup). Maccabi won five matches last season and drew twice.

Overall 290 Maccabi players wore the Yellow and Blue shirt against Hapoel Be’ersheva.

Sheran Yeini made the most appearances against Hapoel Be’ersheva with 31.

Of the 77 Maccabi players to score against Hapoel Be’ersheva, Benny Tabak is Maccabi’s leading goal scorer with 9 goals.

Be’ersheva’s coach Roni Levy faced Maccabi in the league 30 times. His record 7 victories, all with Maccabi Haifa and the final one in January 2008 while Maccabi won 13 and drawn 10.

Nikita Rukavytsya who scored 8 goals against Maccabi, is the record goal-scorer against us since the turn of the Millennium and is ranked 16th in the all-time charts.