Maccabi and Hapoel Haifa met each other in the league 121 times so far of which Maccabi won 56, 35 matches were drawn and 30 resulted with a victory for Haifa. The total goal tally currently stands on 192-115 in Maccabi’s favor.
Hapoel Haifa hosted Maccabi 60 times in the league with Maccabi winning 22 while 19 matches were drawn and 19 matches were won by Haifa.
Since it’s opening, the Sammy Ofer stadium hosted maccabi for 25 league matches – 13 against Maccabi Haifa, 9 against Hapoel Haifa and 3 against Beitar Jerusalem.
Of those 25 matches Maccabi has a 63% success rate (12 wins, 11 draws and 2 defeats) which is the highest success rate amongst the 20 league clubs who featured at that venue.
Maccabi Haifa holds the second best success rate at the Sammy Ofer stadium in the league with 58% while Hapoel Haifa are only sixth with 44%.
Rafi Levy is Maccabi’s all-time top scorer against Hapoel Haifa with 10 goals to his name. Shiye Glazer and Avi Nimni are joined second with 9 goals each.
Hapoel Haifa’s coach, Elisha Levy (64), faced Maccabi as a coach on 51 occasions.
Of all the coaches in Israel’s history, only Dror Kashtan lined-up against Maccabi more times in the league (63 matches).
The former Israel national team coach’s record against Maccabi stands on 18 victories, 10 draws and 23 defeats.
For the third season in succession Maccabi plays Hapoel Haifa in the league on MD10. As opposed to this season, Bloomfield stadium hosted those matches with Maccabi winning 3-0 in the 2019/20 season and a dramatic 4-3 comeback in 2020/21.
Last season’s dramatic victory saw Maccabi cancel a two-goal deficit in the 26th minute and a 3-2 deficit on 87 before completing the 4-3 comeback in injury time. This was only the third time in history Maccabi won after trailing in the 87th minute. Prior to last season, Maccabi came back from a goal behind late in the game to record two famous 3-2 victories over Bnei Yehuda (2012/13) and Hapoel Tel Aviv (2013/14).
Maccabi’s highest ever victory over Hapoel Haifa (7-0) was recorded 28 years ago during the 1993/94 season at the old Kiryat Eliezer stadium.