Having followed up back-to-back early-season defeats with a four-match unbeaten run in the npower Championship – which included the club’s only victory to date away to Reading – the Hornets fell back into bad habits as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Manager Dyche made one change against the Reds after seeing striker Andreas Weimann recalled from his loan spell by Aston Villa, Joe Garner coming into attack against his former employers.
It was Dyche’s first switch to his starting XI in four games and, with no new injury or suspension concerns, he must now decide whether to go again with the same line-up or call upon the likes of Chris Iwelumo or Troy Deeney from the off.
Watford have so far lost three and drawn one of their four home matches this season and are one of five clubs in the second tier still to taste success on home soil.
Doncaster took a major step towards securing their Sky Bet League One survival by beating Bradford 2-0.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes was delighted to see his new side reach the FA Cup semi-finals but also warned that the Premier League remains a concern.
Borussia Dortmund winger Andre Schurrle was delighted with the team's hard-fought 1-0 Bundesliga victory over Hannover 96 on Sunday afternoon.