One of the best things about an early season showdown between highly ranked teams is that we honestly don’t know how good the teams are. This is a game that can set the tone for the season, even if that tone is one of missile lock from the opposing fighters, foretelling your doom.
But it makes it really hard to project how the thing is going to go. I like looking at stats and trying to draw conclusions based upon the numbers. The truth lies somewhere in the numbers if we can just dig them out.
The problem is, right now, the numbers are totally meaningless.