Goal readers back Altetico for Liga title

Around 55 per cent of readers named Diego Simeone’s side as the most likely winners of the Primera Division, with Real Madrid second and Barcelona third

Atletico Madrid are the favourites to win La Liga this season, according to Goal readers.

Diego Simeone’s side currently sit three points clear of second-placed Real Madrid in the Primera Division standings with five games to spare.

Should they win four of them, they will win the title for the first time since 1995-96 as they have a better head-to-head record than their city rivals.

Barcelona had been their closest competitors but slipped to four points off the pace thanks to their shock 1-0 loss to Granada on Saturday.

Of the 15000 votes in a Goal poll, 8253 people – just over 55 per cent – backed the Vicente Calderon outfit to bring home the title.

Real Madrid were second with 5499 votes, while Barca trailed in third, with 1248 votes.

La Liga is set for a grandslam finish, with Atleti set to visit Camp Nou on the final day of the season.

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