Tiktuknu: Summary of today's events in sports, 25.1 (Sport1)
In January 2017, Maccabi Tel Aviv fired Shota Arbaldza and Jordi Cruyff stepped down from the podium until the appointment of Lito Vidigal.
About three weeks later, the Yellows met Hapoel Ra'anana in the round of 16 of the State Cup and suffered a lot on the way to victory in penalties.
After the game, among other comments, Cruyff complimented the opponent's coach: "Chaim Silves always has tricks up his sleeve, he always knew how to kill us. Today he made us change formation after 10 minutes."
It is said that Silves was one of the few Israeli coaches that Cruyff appreciated during his time in Israel.
Once there were even rumors about him joining the professional team at Kiryat Shalom and the compliments from that January 2017 are not surprising.
But with all due respect to rumors and compliments, there are also facts.
Sylves may have made it difficult for Maccabi Tel Aviv more than once with the different teams he coached, but his record against the Yellows is bad and bitter.
On Saturday, he has a Tel Aviv derby on his mind and judging by history, Hapoel Tel Aviv should go into absorption alert.
Compliments and losses.
Sylvester with Cruyff (photo: Adrian Herbstein)
So what do the numbers say?
Haim Silves met Maccabi Tel Aviv 19 times as a coach in the Premier League.
He has two wins, four draws and 13 losses against him.
2 - 4 - 13. The goal difference in these 19 games is 38:12.
In addition, he was eliminated by the Yellows from the State Cup twice in the round of 16, once with Hapoel Ra'anana and the second time with Hapoel Haifa.
In fact, Maccabi Tel Aviv is the team against which Silves has his worst record as a coach.
Beitar Jerusalem is not far away (17 league games; 2 wins, 6 draws, 9 losses), but against other leading teams the balance is more encouraging. In 20 games against Maccabi Haifa, for example, they achieved 5 wins and 4 draws and against Hapoel Beer Sheva recorded 3 wins and 7 draws in 22 games.
By the way, the one who didn't beat Sylves with Maccabi Tel Aviv is Mladen Karstaich.
Last year the yellows played against Bnei Sakhnin twice in the top playoffs when both were on the lines and the games ended 0:0 and Sakhnin won 0:1.
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Sylves would be happy if Karstaich was still the coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv (Photo: Danny Maron)
Haim Silves against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the league
2 wins, 4 draws, 13 losses
1:2 with Hapoel Raanana in the 2015/16 season, 0:1 with Bnei Sakhnin in the 2021/22 season.
Most frequent result:
2:0 (four times), 3:0 (four times)
Matches without a goal:
10 (out of 19 matches)
10 out of 57 possible
Highest amount of conquests In the game:
3 (Maccabi Tel Aviv - Hapoel Haifa 3:4)
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv in football