David Villa believes Valencia will have an edge against Barcelona when his two former sides meet in a top of the table battle at the Mestalla on Sunday.
Valencia are on an eight-match winning run and second in the table, four points adrift of Barca.
And New York FC striker Villa told Valencia CF radio: "I see that they are currently the best two teams in Spain, not just because of their position in the standings but because of what they've proved in their games so far.
The Spanish season has been so remarkable, so unpredictable and so topsy-turvy that few seem to have noticed Barcelona are posting record numbers despite playing quite poorly. If you are a Barca fan then there's ample excuse for being joyous about the situation and defensive in the face of constructive criticism.
From losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a comical manner to failing with the pursuit of key targets like Philippe Coutinho and Marco Verratti and being humiliated by Real Madrid in...