Atletico Madrid are favourites to win La Liga, says Villa

The Spain international striker says that his side's destiny is in their own hands and is confident that they can win their first Primera Division title in 18 years
Atletico Madrid are in a better to win the league title this season than rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to David Villa.

Los Rojiblancos fell to a 2-0 defeat in Valencia on Sunday but Diego Simeone's men were let off the hook as both Barca and Los Blancos were held to draws.

They remain in the driving seat, leading the league by three points with just two matches to play, and Villa is confident that his side can end their campaign, which they end with games against Malaga and Barca, with the league trophy.

"For us there are no surprises," he told the press.

"The only reality is that, if we win the last two matches, we are champions.

"I imagine that the thinking of Barcelona will be the same. Out of the three teams, we are the best placed because our destiny is in our own hands.

"We know it is very difficult to win a league championship. We knew it would be difficult right until the last minute so our idea of working and just winning the next match has not changed. Nothing else matters.

"We need to win on Sunday and, depending on other results, set out to win at Camp Nou. That's the only thought we have on our minds."