Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Petah Tikva played each other 140 times in the league. Maccabi won 67 matches, Petah Tikva won 33 and 40 matches were drawn with a total tally of 350 goals scored 220-130 in Maccabi’s favour.
Maccabi won its’ last 7 league matches at the Petah Tikva stadium 2 of which over Maccabi Petah Tikva and 2 against Hapoel Kfar Sava. Hapoel Ra’anana, Sektzia Nes Ziona and VBnei Yehuda who also hosted Maccabi for a league encounter at Petah Tikva – suffered one defeat each.
In all of Maccabi’s recent league victories at the Petah Tikva stadium, a clean sheet was kept – an unprecedented number for an away match at specific venue.
Eight successive victories on the road, (a league record) was achieved 3 times in the club’s history: Maccabi at the Netanya stadium in January 2020, Maccabi at Ashdod in 2004 and Maccabi Haifa at the former Petah Tikva stadium in 2001.
Petah Tikva’s coach Guy Luzon faced Maccabi so far 35 times in the league of which Maccabi won 18, drawn 8 and Luzon won 9.
Tal Ben Chaim is the only member of the Maccabi squad who previously played for Petah Tikva.
Only once in the history Maccabi played against Maccabi Petah Tikva in the league at the end of the calendrical year. Maccabi beat Petah Tikva 2-1 at Bloomfield stadium in December 2007 thanks to two Yossi Shivhon goals.
Sheran Yeini made a second half substitute appearance in what was his 49th of 506 appearances to date.