"We are similar teams and it will be quite a tense game", he said.
Mandanda warned Griezmann isn't Atletico's only threat, however.
Since dropping out of the Champions League after an unusually poor group-stage campaign, Atleti have taken the Europa League very seriously, with Simeone choosing his strongest available line-up more often than not.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone has been linked with clubs in the Premier League frequently in recent years having made a big impression with the Rojiblancos.
Only around 11,500 Marseille fans will officially be in attendance in a crowd of close to 60,000 and those without tickets have been urged not to travel amid fears of trouble between them and fans of Lyon.
Cameron McGeehan's late equaliser two minutes before managed a last-gasp draw at home for Scunthorpe, following confusion between Rotherham goalkeeper Marek Rodak and defender Michael Ihiekwe, the latter having a game to forget after managing to turn the ball into his own net for Scunthorpe's first.
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Griezmann has only won the Spanish Super Cup since joining Diego Simeone's side four years ago, featuring in the team that lost on penalties to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2016.
Los Colchoneros progressed to the round of 16 as runners-up to Liverpool, while Marseille finished third in the group and were consequently placed in the Europa League's round of 32. The team suffered one defeat in previous nine matches in all competitions, drawing one. But this will be his last chance to finally win an elusive trophy with his boyhood club. So far, they've won 21 and lost five of their 37 matches thus far.
Payet added: "Those who won the Champions League in 1993 are still heroes because nobody else has done it since".
Marseille have doubts over the fitness of Portuguese centre-back Rolando and former Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglu.
Jose Gimenez and Vitolo have been included in the squad but neither is 100% fit, while the vastly-experienced Juanfran may be selected at right-back ahead of the returning Vrsaljko. Their defence is especially susceptible from set-pieces, an area which Atletico excel in.
"Griezmann's future depends on what happens on Wednesday I think, what he wants is to win trophies and I was sad when I heard about the news about him", club captain Gabi Fernandez told Spanish radio on Monday.