The forthcoming encounter will be the 50th match both teams face each other in the league at Bloomfield stadium with Maccabi winning 19 losing 13 while 17 matches ended in a draw.

Maccabi has an unbeaten home record against the Haifaites at Bloomfield which stretches for 16 successive matches – winning 12 and drawing 4 with a goal tally of 33-11.

Maccabi and Haifa faced each other 173 times in the league of which Maccabi won 72, lost 50 while 51 matches ended in draws. The total goal tally currently stands on 253-215.

When it comes to home matches, Maccabi hosted Haifa in 88 league matches winning 45, losing 18 and drawing 25. The goal tally at home matches is also in Maccabi’s favor 137 for and 80 against.

Maccabi are unbeaten in the their last 11 home matches against Haifa winning 8 and drawing 3 which is the second longest run against the Greens. The longest run was recorded in the 1981/82 season – 12 unbeaten home matches.

To date, 399 players featured against Haifa in the league. Sheran Yeini holds the club’s appearance record with 42 matches against Haifa which is also the best all-time record for a Maccabi player against any opponent.

Eran Zahavi’s brace in the previous meeting between the two sides took his tally against Haifa to 12 strikes. Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin (13) are the only other opponents that Zahavi scored more goals against.

Haifa’s coach, Barak Bakhar, faced Maccabi 37 times of with he lost 15 matches, won 10 and drawn 12.

Since the current league format was introduced in the 2012/13 season, and following Haifa featuring in the bottom Playoff (2017/18) – Maccabi faced Haifa 18 times in the top playoff. The Playoff record of matches between the two sides currently stands on 9 Maccabi victories and 9 draws with a goal tally of 31-12.