Superior numbers don't win by themselves, but usually when they don't we can explain why. And there's no denying that when one side has superior numbers of guns, superior numbers of ships, the individual ships are more capable (thicker sidewalls, faster movement) and the crews are at least equally capable then there's only really one way we can see the fight going.Right, that’s why threads like this can be interesting for airing opinions, but in the real world the force with “superior” numbers doesn’t always win. The CW itself is full of such examples.
"We cannot be certain who would win" does not equate to "We can form no hypothesis about who might win". If we can say with 85% confidence that side A would win, and side B wins, that doesn't mean we were wrong - it just means side B rolled a six. Our initial assessment was still valid.