Saturday’s early kickoff match between Maccabi and Bnei Sakhnin will be the 70th match between the two sides in all competitions. The record currently stands on 44 victories, 16 draws and 9 defeats.

The 5-0 victory in the State Cup round of 16 last season, was Maccabi’s highest victory over Sakhnin.

Over the years, Maccabi, played 51 league matches against Sakhnin and has a 72.5% success rate. This is the highest success rate from encounters against opponents Maccabi played for 40 league matches or more.

Maccabi has a 23-match-long unbeaten home round against Sakhnin – 18 victories and 5 draws. A record against any team in the league.

Forty-seven different Maccabi players scored goals against Sakhnin as Eran Zahavi leads the list with 14 goals. Sakhnin is the opponent Zahavi scored the most league goals against for Maccabi.

Zahavi is the only player who scored a hattrick against Sakhnin on the final matchday (36) of the 2013/14 season.

Sheran Yeini leads Maccabi’s players in appearances against Sakhnin featuring in 27 league matches.

In 51 league matches against maccabi, Sakhnin were shown 11 red cards. Khaled Khaliala was sent off three times, while 8 other players were shown red.

Sakhnin’s Hed Coach, Slobodan Drapjic faced Maccabi 20 times in the league and has a record of: 2 victories, 3 draws and 15 defeats.