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With three Premier League sides continuing their pre-season preparations against lower league teams tonight, Al Hain-Cole is backing them to complete a clean sweep at around 8/5

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Ilkeston Town
VS
Leicester City
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
Tip: Leicester to win at 2/9 (1.22) with bet365

Leicester City begin their preparations for life back in the big time with a low-profile friendly against Northern Premier Division side Ilkeston Town on Tuesday.

The Foxes racked up over 100 points on their way to returning the Premier League as Championship winners and should be confident of getting pre-season off to an equally promising start against a side that struggled towards the bottom of their league last campaign.

Having so far resisted the urge to stage a major shake-up in personnel by mainly adding a selection of top Championship performers to a settled squad, Nigel Pearson's side should prove well worth the 2/9 (1.22) odds with bet365 to get off to a winning start at the New Manor Ground.

Carlisle United
VS
Sunderland
Kick off: 19:30 GMT
Tip: Sunderland to win at 4/7 (1.57) with bet365

After securing a convincing 5-1 victory over Darlington in their opening pre-season friendly, Sunderland will be hoping for more of the same when they take on more local opposition in the form of Carlisle United tonight.

The Black Cats demonstrated a strength in depth unavailable to their non-league opponents in that match, putting out a different line-up in each half and still looking confident in possession and deadly in front of goal.

With Adam Johnson and Liam Bridcutt potentially returning to strengthen the side even further this evening, odds of 4/7 (1.57) are not to be missed on them coming out on top, just as they did 3-1 in the FA Cup last season.

Tranmere Rovers
VS
Everton
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Everton to win at 4/11 (1.36) with bet365

Everton kick-off their pre-season campaign with a clash against Merseyside rivals Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

Having suffered relegation from League One last campaign, the Toffees' opponents will not come into this match in particularly confident spirits after losing against Rhyl and Marine and drawing with Llandudno in recent fixtures, making this step-up in quality a daunting prospect.

Considering Rovers also take to the field in the midst of a relative defensive crisis without a number of first-choice names, the 4/11 (1.36) odds look too good to pass up on Roberto Martinez's side emerging victorious here.
 
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8/5 (2.60) with bet365


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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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