While the Hornets suffered that blow their league form has been positive, with two straight wins following one defeat and three draws in their last six encounters.
For the visitors on Saturday, Owen Coyle's men were heavily beaten 5-0 by former English champions Manchester City in the third round of the Capital One Cup, but their last league encounter ended 2-0 in the Latics' favour over Ipswich Town.
Wigan Athletic: LDDWLW
Possible starting lineups
Watford: Almunia; Doyley, Angella, Cassetti; Anya, Murray, Iriney, McGugan, Faraoni; Deeney, Forestieri
Wigan Athletic: Carson; Shotton, Rogne, Barnett, Perch; Watson, McClean, McManaman, McArthur, Powell; Beausejour
Sports Mole says: 2-1