With the sell-off that sprung last Wednesday, price has retreated towards the lower limit of the formation, near 0.8510/0.8475. This zone can be considered strong technical support, especially as it has already acted as a floor at the beginning of April, bringing declines to a screeching halt and paving the way for a fleeting rally.
Although the EURGBP’s medium-term bias is clearly negative, as reflected in the series of lower highs, a temporary rebound should not be ruled out entirely given the pair's proximity to confluence support. This situation may create opportunities for counter-trend and tactical traders who want to speculate on a possible reversal. That said, should a bounce occur, buyers could drive the exchange rate towards the upper boundary of the channel near 0.8640 before the downtrend resumes.
Conversely, if EUR/GBP breaks lower and falls below the 0.8500/0.8475 barrier decisively, all bets are off. In this scenario, sellers could set in motion a large sell-off capable of pushing price towards 0.8385, followed by the 2019/2020 low in the 0.8275 area.
From a fundamental point of view, the case for EUR/GBP looks more likely. The ECB's new framework will ensure that remains loose for a long time. Meanwhile, in the UK, the Bank of England could start to withdraw accommodation as soon as next month, in light of the strong performance of the economy and the fall in COVID-19 cases. In a sense, the divergence in can be seen as a catalyst for sterling.