I'm relatively new to the fleet arena, only just reached Player Level 70.
A casual, slowly progressing player, at about 22000 squad power, my experience from the squad arena, is that, with some of exceptions (notably Phoenix squads or squads with Kylo Ren or Bobba Fett), I can usually count on at least being a match (even if not always winning) against a squad near my own squad power, even sometimes beat a squad maybe up to 500 above me.
In the fleet arena this is very different:
My fleet is alledgedly powered in the low 30K range, but quite often I will get all 4 ships (I still only have 1 reinforcement) wiped out barely making a scratch on ANY of the enemy ships - even when fighting nearly identical squads with only 1 ship different from mine, in the mid 20K range, and with ALL of their ships lower level than mine at same *tiers.
Now, I know you're gonna say synergy effects, but are they really THAT strong at his low level?
Or what am I missing?
Any hints or help appreciated